Papini dies in short-track race
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Short track driver Al Papini died from a heart attack before hitting the wall at Rockford Speedway, according to a preliminary autopsy report Tuesday.
Papini's 2001 Dodge Avenger went out of control toward the end of Sunday's late-model feature race and struck the wall head-on at about 70 mph.
Papini was running third in the 40-lap late model feature when he ran head-on into the wall with seven laps remaining.
"He was dead before he hit the wall," ...
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