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Fans want more short track racing

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Earlier this week, Humpy Wheeler, one of the CMS's former bosses suggested linking the smaller tracks together, as a way of breathing new life into the sport.

We talked with people at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the race wrapped up on Saturday night to get their thoughts.

"To bring the sport back to where it used to be in the day, they've got to bring back the short track," race fan Gene Dial said.

Racing promoter Humpy Wheeler is pushing the idea. "Nationally working with these tracks, we hope to increase their employment by 1000 employees the first 12 months," Wheeler said.

Humpy Wheelers newest brain child means putting life in places that time has forgotten.

Many fans said they'll support short track racing.

Bring up places like Rockingham and North Wilkesboro, and not fans, but even vendors will start beaming.

In a sport driven by numbers, those who take their goods from city to city see greener pastures in smaller markets.

"We come twice a year to the same places, and people grow immune to it, and if we went to one short track two or three different times a year. It would be awesome," Vendor Stephen Harrison said.

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