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NASCAR to honor victims of Virginia Tech tragedy

By Official Release
April 18, 2007
05:12 PM EDT
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has received permission from Virginia Tech University to display the school's logo on racecars for the next three weeks, in a tribute to the victims of this week's shootings at the Blacksburg, Va., campus.

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The logo will be displayed against a black background on the "B-post" -- the area just to the right of the driver's side window net -- of cars competing in Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series events at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday and Saturday, Talladega Superspeedway (April 28-29) and Richmond International Raceway (May 4-5).

Additionally, trucks competing in the Craftsman Truck Series event April 28 at Kansas Speedway also will display the logo.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their family members, their friends -- and the entire Virginia Tech community," said NASCAR chairman Brian France. "We wanted to make a simple, but strong, gesture of remembrance. We are grateful the university gave us clearance to display their logo."

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