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Those lost won't be forgotten

Updated: October 26, 2004, 1:10 AM ET
By Mike Massaro | ESPN

Sports reporting isn't supposed to be like this. Sports are fun. They're not supposed to hurt.

As NASCAR Nation mourns the loss of the 10 Hendrick Motorsports plane crash victims, countless written statements from around the sport have been issued. Reading like carbon copies, each echoes the other's sadness with nearly identical boilerplate phrases. They've been respectful but predictable. They seem the same, except one.

Penske Racing South wrote, "In a sport that has seen tragedies ...

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