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NASCAR Day returns with big crowds

NASCAR Day returns with big crowds

Randleman Festival roars back to life to celebrate racing heritage RANDLEMAN — Last weekend’s NASCAR Day Festival went off pretty much without a hitch as several thousand people roamed Randleman streets. “We had a perfect weekend for it,” said Jeff Freeman, director of the festival. “The attendance was wonderful.” Saturday’s festival came after the 2020 version was cancelled because of the pandemic. There were precautions taken for this year’s edition, but Freeman said there were largely positive reviews. Asheboro cancelled it's annual Fall Festival for the second year in a row citing concerns over hospital capacity for such a large…
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Baker sets sights on comeback in Caraway standings

Baker sets sights on comeback in Caraway standings

Area driver aims to move up in points race SOPHIA — Johnny Baker needs a fast finish in a true sense at Caraway Speedway. With the season winding down the Asheboro driver is contending for his third track championship in Mini Stocks. But it’s going to be a challenge. “We’re slowly getting there,” Baker said. “But it’s going to take some good luck.” Baker holds second place in the division, but he has been gaining ground. He has won four of the last five races in a division with diminishing entries. Brandon Collins leads with 1,141 points, while Baker has…
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