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NASCAR: Robert Yates, Vegas shooting victims remembered during Charlotte Motor Speedway race weekend

By AMANDA VINCENT

Cars competing in Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Bank of America 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, both at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, will carry two memorial decals — one in honor of 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees Robert Yates, who passed away Monday after battling liver cancer, and another to honor the victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting.

Yates was a legendary NASCAR engine builder and team owner. His Robert Yates Racing won the 1999 Winston (now-Monster Energy NASCAR) Cup Series with Dale Jarrett as driver. RYR also won three Daytona 500s — two with Jarrett and another with Bobby Allison. His team won 57 races between 1989 and 2007.

A Yates-built engine also powered Bobby Allison to the Cup Series championship in 1983.

Sunday’s shooting by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas claimed the lives of 58 individuals and injured nearly 400 attendees of Route 91 Harvest Festival, an outdoor country music festival. It has been classified as the deadliest shooting in US history.

Here are renderings of the decals:

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