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Fans line Manhattan streets as Cup cars roar

Updated: December 2, 2004, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Welcome to New York City Speedway, the world's busiest, bumpiest racetrack.

That's what part of midtown Manhattan turned into for about 15 minutes Thursday when traffic was halted long enough to allow nine of the 10 drivers from NASCAR's inaugural Chase for the Nextel Cup championship to drive their cars in a loud parade that began in Times Square.

Calling it "NASCAR's New York City Victory Lap,'' the drivers who will be feted Friday night at the annual awards banquet, ...

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