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ARCA Driver Martin Killed in Crash During EasyCare 150 Practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Driver Eric Martin was killed Wednesday ina wreck during practice for the EasyCare 150, the ARCA seriesseason finale, at Lowes Motor Speedway, track spokesman JerryGappens said.

As Martin was coming out of the fourth turn, his car spun andrammed the outside wall backward, Gappens said.

Another car driven by Deborah Renshaw came through turns threeand four and hit Martin's car on the driver's side at full speed.Renshaw's condition was not immediately known.

Martin's car was completely destroyed. The engine and a part ofthe wheel assembly sat on the track as the wreckage was lifted ontoa tow truck and covered with a blue tarp.

A few spectators in the grandstand were moved back as they triedto get a better view of the wreck.

Martin, 33, is from Hixson, Tenn. He is survived by a wife andtwo children.

Renshaw, 25, is from Bowling Green, Ky.

Blaise Alexander was killed during last year's ARCA race at theConcord track when he was involved in an accident with KerryEarnhardt.

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