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Matthew Hansen demonstrates real courage

Updated: May 14, 2011, 9:48 AM ET
By Marty Smith

I was very late. I had a date in Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway with Matthew Hansen, the Marine for whom the Sprint Cup race later that evening was named, and I was double-booked. So I quickly wrapped up an interview with NASCAR president Mike Helton about NASCAR's new foundation initiative, NASCAR Unites, and hustled across the garage.

Hansen waited. He was there at the track with some folks from Crown Royal, and I wanted to hear the story he was there ...

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