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    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
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    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

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    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.

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  • Kyle McCurry

    Kyle McCurry

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:14:24 GMT
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

  • Heading Into the Final 10 Sprint Cup Races with a Different Set of Goals

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Lynda Petty was more than just wife to NASCAR’s King, Richard Petty—she was his partner.

"I lived with her for 55 years, that's a big, big hole that will never be filled."

Bobby Allison, Petty’s long-time rival, knows the sting of losing something that no race can ever compare to.

In 1992, his son Clifford died after an accident at Michigan International Speedway. His death came as Allison was recovering from an accident that nearly cost him his own life.

Shortly afterwards, his oldest son Davey, a rising star in the Sprint Cup Series, was killed in a helicopter crash.

"They both were incredible losses,” Allison said. “Both of them physically hurt worse than the worst injury I ever got in a racing crash."

To make matters worse, he and his wife, Judy, split up shortly afterwards.

The Petty family then experienced a tragedy of its own. Richard’s grandson Adam, was killed in a race in 2000. A day later, the Allisons began to reunite at a family wedding. The couple eventually reconciled.

"We should put our differences aside and go try to help the Pettys,” Judy told Bobby.

"They understood our hurt,” Petty said. “Then we really understood their hurt that much more too."


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    Charlotte NAACP To Host Prayer Vigil for Jonathan Ferrell

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    The Charlotte NAACP will host a prayer vigil Tuesday night at 8 p.m. for Jonathan Ferrell.
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