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NASCAR All-Star race will be Texas-sized sendoff for Gossage

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An All-Star race in the Lone Star State, with at least five restarts over 100 laps, a few inversion gimmicks and $1 million for the winning driver.

NASCAR is providing quite a night to mark the 25th season of racing at Texas Motor Speedway and sendoff for track president and showman Eddie Gossage, whose last race is Sunday after overseeing the track since its groundbreaking in 1995, two years before it opened.

“This is a full metal rodeo for a big ol’ bag of dough," said the 62-year-old Gossage, who saw hosting the All-Star race as a perfect ender for him.