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A brigade of former motocross stars heads for NASCAR

Updated: February 9, 2011, 11:01 AM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Feb. 21, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

AS DUSK CREPT OVER Daytona International Speedway on a spring Saturday in 2009, NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers walked down Pit Lane for a tour of the facility's Supercross course. They had flown in from Atlanta with course designer Ricky Carmichael, and the legendary motocross racer-turned-NASCAR driver was leading the group around the dirt. Compact and freckled, Carmichael could pass ...

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