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NASCAR returning to dirt

Updated: November 29, 2012, 4:13 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- It's official. NASCAR is returning to dirt.

The governing body announced Wednesday that Eldora Speedway has been added to the Truck Series schedule with a July 24 race at Tony Stewart's half-mile track in Rossburg, Ohio.

It will be the first time NASCAR has held a race on dirt in any of its top three series since 1970. It will be held the Wednesday night before the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series go to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, about two hours away.

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