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North Central Speedway recap from May 21
Racing at North Central Speedway.
North Central Raceway roundup from May 7
North Central Speedway is schedule to open Saturday.

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Brainerd's Greg Schmidt sets world record.
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The victory came in the 29-year-old Trackhouse Racing driver's 121st career start. He has top three finishes in four straight races.
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The defending NASCAR Cup champion, whose winning No. 5 car had an electrical issue in the dash panel that needed to be addressed, had to start at the rear of the field. It didn't matter, as he got his 17th win by leading 27 of the final 34 laps of the 200-lap event.
The Brainerd Dispatch sports department selected its top 10 stories for 2021.
The Neelans live by the Lakes Area BMX track in Barrows, which is one of the reasons why the family got into the sport.
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Finishing second in the race and the championship was Martin Truex, Jr. of Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. will compete Sunday at Phoenix (3 p.m., NBC) for a NASCAR Cup Series championship.
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Denny Hamlin finished 24th and in doing so still grabbed a berth in the championship-deciding race at Phoenix next weekend based on points. Also advancing to Championship 4 Sunday were Martin Truex, Jr., Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, who locked up his Championship 4 berth by winning two of the first three races in the Round of 8.
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The victory in the Round of 8 race was Larson's third in a row and his series-best ninth on the season.

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