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Wheeler retires after long career as president of Lowe's track

Updated: May 23, 2008, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- Humpy Wheeler announced his retirement as president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway on Wednesday, ending a 33-year career as one of NASCAR's top promoters.

Wheeler will step down after Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at the track near Charlotte. No replacement was selected for the 69-year-old Wheeler, who plans to write a book and host a television show.

Wheeler said he first considered retirement about a year ago, although he sidestepped a question on whether ...

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