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Walker trying to revive racing career derailed by positive drug test

Tyler Walker says he's been drug-free and sober for more than 10 months. But he also says he would've cleaned up his act long ago if NASCAR had had a more stringent substance-abuse policy in place, writes David Newton.

Updated: April 10, 2008, 4:13 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tyler Walker was on his way to a sprint car race in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, hoping to win for the second straight week and wow the crowd with the patented backflip that he was doing long before Carl Edwards made it famous.

The 28-year-old Californian is attempting to revive a career that was sidelined in May when NASCAR suspended him indefinitely after he failed a drug test following qualifying for a Craftsman Truck Series event at Lowe's ...

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