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Mangled metal meets used cigarettes

When the NASCAR show's over, it's not hard to tell. The circus uses up everything. Then it's off to the next city.

Updated: August 25, 2003, 3:56 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The mangled scraps of white sheet metal just sat there, a testament to the carnage that had taken place.

Michael Waltrip was back in his cozy trailer, feet most likely kicked up on a footstool, a frustrated look definitely on his face. His crew had already packed up the trailer and were waiting for the signal that they could leave.

But smack in the middle of the Bristol Motor Speedway infield sat the remnants of disaster. An unprovoked crash ended Waltrip's night ...

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