CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Humpy Wheeler is ending a 33-year career as one of NASCAR's top promoters.
Wheeler will step down as president of Lowe's Motor Speedway 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 has done almost anything to get fans to his track. He employed magicians, used back-flipping dogs, re-enacted war scenes in elaborate pre-race shows and emphasized driver rivalries to sell the sport and make his track one of the premier locations in NASCAR.
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