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NASCAR Star Makes Pitstop To Read At Durham School

Posted October 12, 2001

— NASCAR's Ricky Rudd made a detour in Durham Thursday in the race to help kids read.

The purpose of his trip is to get kids to take an extra lap through the library.

"I get to come by the school and spend some time with the kids and talk. Just kind of a fun deal to create some excitement. But the incentive is to get kids reading," he says.

On this day, speed racer became a speed reader.

"I didn't realize what book I would be reading to the kids until someone handed it to me awhile ago. And it was the first book I ever read. 'Go Dog Go'. Kids still seem to enjoy it after all these years," he says.

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