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North Wilkesboro Speedway: The Little Track That Could

When you think North Wilkesboro Speedway, what comes to mind first? For some it may be Jeff Gordon, who won the last race there in 1996. On the other hand, the older generation may think Holly Farms and Brett Bodine , for when Brett won one of the most controversial races in NASCAR’s history. However, to the multitude of young kids that were present on May 15 for the premiere of the movie Red Dirt Rising, North Wilkesboro Speedway will portray in their mind an event that could not be replaced. Gary Miron saw it this way, “It was perfect, better than most Cup events,” which is arguably the best description of that Saturday’s events. They included two short races, a tractor pull, a concert by Matt Dylan and his b...

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