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Crowds packed the inaugural Winston Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in April 1997.After multiple do-overs of the final two laps—known as “overtime” in NASCAR verbiage, allowing for a normal finish in the event of a late-race caution flag—fan favorite Chase Elliott thrilled much of the Texas Motor Speedway crowd on Sunday, ending a winless streak that dated all the way back to October 2022.With that, the major-league racing season at one of the state’s largest spectator sports facilities ended before Tax Day for the first time in the track’s 27-year history. The season in question lasted all of one weekend.“There’s nobody happy about it,” said Dewayne Lisenbe of the Fort Worth track’s abbreviated season. Lisenbe, who made the trip from his home in Killeen, about 170 miles south of the speedway, told Texas Monthly he’s been coming…

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