Dirt Track Nation

Riverfront Times | July 28, 2004
In the sport of baseball, if you throw a 96-mile-per-hour fastball and a wicked curve, you are going to get your chance with the big club. In auto racing, however, if a terrific driver doesn't have the connections or resources necessary to upgrade his equipment, he's relegated to the dirt ovals for life. If there's a baseball parallel to be drawn here, it's to the Negro Leagues, whose stars shone in relative obscurity owing to circumstances beyond their control.

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