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Medlen with us in spirit

The NHRA suffered a great loss last week with the death of Eric Medlen. As Tony Schumacher writes in his diary, we should mourn Medlen but remember he is with us in spirit.

Updated: March 30, 2007, 2:52 PM ET
By Tony Schumacher | Special to ESPN.com

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As I prepare to travel to Houston Raceway Park for this weekend's O'Reilly Spring Nationals, I must admit that my mood is not very good.

As many of you may know, the NHRA lost a family member last week -- Funny Car driver Eric Medlen.

Eric crashed during testing at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway the day after the ACDelco Gatornationals and, subsequently, lost his battle with a serious closed head injury.

To say that we will all be thinking about Eric this weekend is clearly ...

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