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NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson to appear at free NASCAR Fanfest Thursday at Ballpark Village
Kyle Larson, NASCAR’s 2021 Cup Series champion, will appear at the free Fanfest Thursday at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis, next to Busch Stadium. The Fanfest will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Larson will participate in a Q&A session with NASCAR star Kenny Wallace at 4:05 p.m., then will sign autographs from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Larson drives the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Memphis Villarreal also will appear at the Fanfest.
AT THE TRACK
The track opens on Friday, June 2, for Free Friday. Fans activities include the opportunity to see the NASCAR haulers, watch the NASCAR hauler parade, a guided track walk, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 practice and qualifying.
NASCAR Cup Series practice begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, followed by qualifying for the Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 is slated to take the green flag at 12:30 p.m., followed by the inaugural JJK 5k. Music artists Flo Rida and Tim Dugger will take the stage beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Spectator gates will open at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, for the second annual Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter NASCAR Cup Series race. Driver introductions will take place at 1:55 p.m. with the green flag at 2:30 p.m. Brittney Spencer, Bailey Zimmerman and Brothers Osborne will perform on the Confluence Music Festival’s main stage beginning at 10:30 a.m. Country music superstar Dierks Bentley will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. for a post-race concert.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 – FREE FRIDAY AT WWTR
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -- NASCAR haulers Touch-a-Truck. Located in the Special Events lot. See the NASCAR haulers, meet the hauler drivers. Photo opportunities. Open to everyone.
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch with Legends featuring Kenny Wallace. This is a ticketed event and is sold out. Lunch at 11 a.m. Q&A session at 11:30 a.m. Located on Midway Stage No. 3.
12 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series haulers parade to the all-new Gateway Garage. Fans invited to the grandstands to watch the parade of NASCAR Cup Series haulers as they enter the track.
2 p.m. -- Guided fan Track Walk. Fans may walk a lap around the World Wide Technology Raceway oval with a special guest from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. (Driver TBA).
3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series technical inspections. Fans with Saturday or Sunday Infield Fan Experience passes may watch the NASCAR Cup Series’ technical inspection process and get a preview of the all-new Gateway Garage Experience.
5 p.m. -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 practice.
5:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 qualifying.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES TOYOTA 200, CONFLUENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE JJK 5k
6 a.m. – Parking lots open.
7 a.m. -- Spectator gates and Infield Fan Experience open. All Midway stages go live for Confluence Music Festival.
9 a.m. -- NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter practice.
9:45 a.m. -- NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter qualifying.
11 a.m. – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver autograph session (Infield Fan Experience).
12 p.m. – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 driver introductions.
12:30 p.m. – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 (160 laps).
3:30 p.m. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee JJK 5k.
4 p.m. – Car show (pit road).
5:15 p.m. – Flo Rida performance.
6:30 p.m. -- Tim Dugger: Saturday Wrap-Up Party on the Midway.
8 p.m. – Campground concert.
8:30 p.m. – Track gates closed.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 -- NASCAR CUP SERIES ENJOY ILLINOIS 300, CONFLUENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL STARRING DIERKS BENTLEY
6 a.m. -- Parking lots open.
7 a.m. – Spectator gates and Infield Fan Experience open. All Midway stages go live for Confluence Music Festival.
8 a.m. – Motor Racing Outreach non-denominational Sunday service (stage near Turn 4 tunnel).
9 a.m. -- Garage Guys Live (stage near Turn 4 tunnel).
9:30 a.m. -- Kenny Wallace Live! with John Roberts (Midway).
10 a.m. -- Track open to fan access.
10:30 a.m. -- Confluence main stage: Brittney Spencer.
11:15 a.m. -- Confluence main stage: Bailey Zimmerman.
12:30 p.m. -- Confluence main stage: Brothers Osborne.
1:50 p.m. – NASCAR drivers Red Carpet Walk.
1:55 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter driver introductions.
2:30 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter (240 laps, 300 miles).
6 p.m. -- Post-race Track Walk, fan access for concert (time approximate).
6:30 p.m. – Confluence main stage: Dierks Bentley.
7 p.m. – Infield Fan Experience closes.
Schedule subject to change.
For tickets and additional information, please call WWTR at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.wwtraceway.com. Follow @WWTRaceway on social media.
Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway
No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes
- HAMLIN AT WWTR: Denny Hamlin started sixth and finished 34th in last year’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway. After finishing fourth in stage one, Hamlin had trouble early in the second stage that relegated him to a disappointing finish. In two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the track, Hamlin finished 11th and third and claimed the pole award in 2006.
- CHARLOTTE RECAP: Hamlin finished 35th in Monday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After starting fourth, he rocketed to the lead on lap 14 before ultimately finishing sixth in stage one. Hamlin continued to battle inside the top 10 before a crash on lap 185 ended his race prematurely.
- SPORT CLIPS: Sport Clips will be featured as the primary sponsor for Hamlin this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway. The sports-themed haircutting franchise based in Georgetown, Texas is a longtime supporter of Joe Gibbs Racing dating back to 2009 and has more than 1,850 stores in the United States and Canada.
- JGR AT WWTR: Joe Gibbs Racing earned three top-10s finishes in last season’s inaugural race at World Wide Technology Raceway, including a runner-up result. The team combined to lead 108 of the race’s 245 laps.
- TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at World Wide Technology Raceway begins Sunday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD
Talk about going back to World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend…
“They did a really good job getting the track ready and having a great place for us to race last year, so I’m definitely looking forward to going back. It’s a great track and has different grooves to where you can work different lanes if you are trying to make a pass, especially in turns 1 and 2, so that makes it fun for the drivers just having the ability to move around.”
John Hunter Nemechek – No. 20 Red Bird Farms Toyota GR Supra Preview – Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway
No. 20 Red Bird Farms Toyota GR Supra News and Notes
- NEMECHEK AT PORTLAND: Saturday’s race at Portland International Raceway will be John Hunter Nemechek’s first experience of any kind on the 1.967-mile road course.
- NEMECHECK ON ROAD COURSES: Nemechek’s best finish in six career Xfinity Series starts on road courses is a seventh-place result at the Charlotte ROVAL in 2019. Earlier this season at Circuit of the Americas, Nemechek qualified sixth and was in position for a solid finish before contact from another car damaged Nemechek’s No. 20 Toyota GR Supra and forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. The misfortune left him with a 27th-place finish. In 11 road course races in the Truck Series, Nemechek has one win (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2016), five top-five finishes, seven top-10s, and 37 laps led.
- CHARLOTTE RECAP: The No. 20 team turned in another solid performance in Monday’s rain-delayed race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After qualifying second, Nemechek led 57 laps and finished runner-up in both stages before ultimately finishing second in the race.
- FRONT RUNNER: According to loop data provided by NASCAR, Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series in laps led, average running position, driver rating, fastest laps run, fastest on restarts, and laps in the top 15. He also leads all full-time Xfinity Series drivers in average starting position (5.7) and average finishing position (8.1).
- RED BIRD FARMS: Nemechek’s No. 20 Toyota GR Supra will feature Red Bird Farms as the primary sponsor this weekend in Portland. Red Bird Farms is a custom processor specializing in humanely raised with no antibiotics ever and vegetarian-fed chicken. The Englewood, Colorado-based organization is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1949. For more information, visit www.redbirdfarms.com.
- JGR AT PORTLAND: Ty Gibbs led Joe Gibbs Racing in the inaugural Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway last season. The 2022 series champion started sixth, led a race-high 42 laps and won a stage in last year’s race before finishing seventh.
- TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
John Hunter Nemechek, Driver of the No. 20 Red Bird Farms Toyota GR Supra
What do you expect going to Portland for the first time this week?
“I really like road courses and the challenge they present. Portland is a little trickier because we don’t have a ton to work off of from just last year and that was mostly in the rain. Hopefully that will kind of offset some of my learning curve to the guys who raced here last year because they never really got laps in the dry. But, who knows, it could be rainy again this year and we’ll have to do our best to get up to speed. We’ve been doing a lot of work in the sim to prepare, so I feel pretty good from that standpoint. I know Ben (Beshore, crew chief) and my guys will bring a very fast Toyota GR Supra. We’re excited to have Red Bird Farms on board. It’s a great looking car and we want to put on a good show for everyone coming out to watch us this weekend.”
Myatt Snider – No. 19 Tree Top Toyota GR Supra Preview – Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway
No. 19 Tree Top Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:
- SNIDER AT PORTLAND: Myatt Snider returns to the No.19 Tree Top Toyota GR Supra for his second start of the season at Portland International Raceway this weekend in the Pacific Office Automation 147. In his first career start at the track last year, Snider had one of the best runs of his NXS career as he wheeled his way from a 25th place starting position all the way up to the front where he led 19 laps, won a stage, and came home with a second-place finish.
- PREVIOUSLY AT JGR: Snider made his JGR debut earlier this season at the season-opener in Daytona where he kicked off the year with a fifth-place finish.
- GETTING UP TO SPEED: Despite running a part-time schedule this season, Snider is a familiar face in the NXS garage. As a full-time driver for the past three seasons, he has accumulated one win, five top-fives. 22 top-tens, and one pole in 100 starts.
- FROM INTERN TO DRIVER: Snider’s relationship with JGR started all the way back in 2014 when he joined the team as a fabrication intern. From there, he continued to be a part of the JGR family as a mechanic. Snider spent a total of three years with the team and now watches his career come full circle as he gets behind the wheel for the same organization he once worked for.
- ON THE PITBOX:Crew Chief Jason Ratcliff will oversee the No. 19 team and its driver rotation in 2023. Ratcliff is in year 18 under the JGR banner. He won the 2009 Xfinity Championship in tandem with Kyle Busch after an eight-win season. The championship-winning crew chief has 54 Xfinity wins across five different drivers, including current JGR NCS driver, Christopher Bell. He has 15 NCS wins as crew chief between two former JGR drivers – Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.
- NO. 19 IN 2023: The JGR No. 19 will have a rotating schedule of drivers throughout the 2023 season. Drivers on the schedule as of Portland are Ty Gibbs, Connor Mosack, Ryan Truex, Joe Graf Jr, and Snider. With one win and six top-five finishes thus far, the group of drivers have carried the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra to seventh in the NXS owners’ points standings.
- JGR AT PORTLAND: Joe Gibbs Racing entered three cars in the inaugural Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway last season. Ty Gibbs highlighted the team’s performance as he led a race-high 42 laps and won a stage in last year’s race before finishing seventh.
- FOLLOW ALONG:Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Myatt Snider’s 2023 season.
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- RACE INFO: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Myatt Snider, Driver of the No. 19 Tree Top Toyota GR Supra
“You had a strong run at Portland last year. What are your expectations for this weekend as you return in Joe Gibbs Racing equipment?”
“You never know what to expect, honestly. Especially with a road course that’s so new to the schedule, you kind of have to prepare for every scenario. That said, the goal is to take our Tree Top GR Supra to victory lane on Saturday. I felt really comfortable here last summer and came really close to getting the job done then. This time around I feel great about how this track matches up with my skillset and I know we have a great group of guys who put this car together, so the sky is the limit for us going into this weekend.
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CURRENT FORD DRIVER TRUCK SERIES RESULTS AT WWTR
Hailie Deegan registered a career-best seventh-place finish at WWTR in 2021, which is the best finish for a female at a track other than Daytona International Speedway in series history, while defending series champion Zane Smith has four career series starts and three top-10 finishes. As for Deegan’s ThorSport teammates, veteran Matt Crafton will be making his 20th start at the facility, posting 10 top-10 efforts along the way. Ben Rhodes has one pole and a runner-up finish in seven career starts. And Ty Majeski has one top-10 effort in three previous races.
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Kevin Harvick's historic first win car to lead the field prior to July Atlanta race
Before Kevin Harvick makes his final start at Atlanta Motor Speedway as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver, an historic car from the earliest days of his Cup career will play a big role to start the race.
The No. 29 Chevrolet Harvick drove to his first victory in an unforgettable race at AMS in 2001 will return to the speedway on July 9 to lead the NASCAR Cup Series field prior to the Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart. Richard Childress, who fielded the car and won a total of 23 NCS races as a car owner with Harvick from 2001-2013, will be behind the wheel of the historic ride for the commemorative laps.
“Kevin Harvick meant so much to RCR over the years and we want to congratulate him on a successful career in NASCAR,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “The No. 29 Chevrolet has a home at the RCR Museum in Welcome, North Carolina, but we know that this Chevy has history at Atlanta Motor Speedway and we’re looking forward to bringing it out to the track so that fans can see this historic car take one more lap around the track.”
Harvick’s storied Cup career began at Richard Childress Racing in 2001. Following the death of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt in that season’s Daytona 500, Harvick took over full-time driving duties for the team, now sporting a new number – 29 – and an inverted, predominantly white version of the late Earnhardt’s iconic black Chevrolet.
In just his third start, Harvick secured an emotional victory in a sensational finish at AMS. Just 0.006 seconds separated Harvick and 2nd place Jeff Gordon in what still stands as the closest finish in AMS history.
That same car will not only take laps around the 1.54-mile track, fans with a pre-race track pass will also have an opportunity to see the historic ride up close on pit road before it leads the field off the grid. It’s all part of a race weekend that will honor Harvick’s legendary career.
“As we celebrate NASCAR’s 75th anniversary and the rich history our speedway has within this sport, it only makes sense to recognize the accomplishments of a legend as he gets ready to retire,” said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “Kevin Harvick is a champion who’s won just about everything you can in a stock car, including three races right here in Atlanta. Seeing the car from his first win back here one more time for his last race at AMS will be an unforgettable moment for both Harvick and his fans.”
Harvick has 60 NASCAR Cup Series wins in 23 seasons so far, including wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001, 2018, and 2020. Those three wins lead all active drivers, as do his nine top-5s, 16 top-10s, and 1,360 laps led at the 1.54-mile track. The Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart on Sunday, July 9, will be Harvick’s 36th and final Cup Series start at the Georgia track before his retirement at season’s end.
Fans who want to see Harvick’s last ride at AMS can enhance their experience with the Kevin Harvick Ticket Package, which includes a ticket to Sunday night’s race, access to an exclusive Q&A with Harvick, and an included donation to the Kevin Harvick Foundation — all for $65. A pre-race track pass, which includes access to Harvick’s 2001 race-winning car plus stage-front access to driver introductions and Andy Grammer’s pre-race concert, are available for $75 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and under.
Tickets and camping for Harvick’s last ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway are available now at www.AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com or by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX.
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Bret Holmes Racing, Grindstaff Rub, and IBEW 309 Team Up at WWTR
No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola St. Louis Advance
Notes of Interest
● This weekend marks the second NASCAR Cup Series race at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis. Almirola returns to the 1.25-mile oval with confidence after the No. 10 team ran inside the top-five for the majority of the inaugural race last year and brought home a solid fifth-place finish. In addition to the single Cup Series start, his three NASCAR Truck Series starts there add to his confidence, as well. In the 2006 Truck Series race, Almirola started 22nd and finished 10th, he started 15thand earned a solid fourth-place finish in 2009, and in 2010 he started 16th before leading 16 laps and finishing eighth.
● The No. 10 Smithfield Ford team’s season has been a rollercoaster ride. It got off to a strong start during the first two outings of the season. Almirola won his heat race and started on the pole for the non-points Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Then, in the points-paying season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, the 39-year-old veteran won his Duel qualifying race and led 16 laps of the Daytona 500 – the most laps he’s led at Daytona in 23 starts. Almirola and his team were mired by bad luck at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, Phoenix Raceway and Richmond (Va.) Raceway in subsequent races, unable to capitalize on newfound top-10 and top-five speed. He then led the field for a combined 28 laps during what were promising days at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but a late-race accident ended Almirola’s day at Atlanta and he posted a 22nd-place finish at Talladega. His best outing of the early season came April 16 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, where he qualified third, ran up front all race long and earned a sixth-place finish and 42 points in the driver standings. Almirola and the No. 10 team continued to show improvement in their speed at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, but the finishes have not been indicative of the potential top-10 runs they have had. The 39-year-old looks to capitalize this weekend at a track he feels confident about.
● Driver Points: Almirola arrives at Charlotte 26th in the driver standings, 233 points out of first.
● Almirola’s career: In 438 career NASCAR Cup Series starts, Almirola has three wins, 28 top-five finishes, 92 top-10s, four poles, and has led 1,018 laps.
● Smithfield has been a sponsor of Almirola’s for the entirety of his fulltime NASCAR Cup Series career – making it one of the longest-lasting partnerships in NASCAR. Smithfield is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Its 63,000 team members are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” Smithfield is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. The company has pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including its industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across its entire U.S. value chain by 2030. Smithfield believes in the power of protein to end food insecurity and has donated hundreds of millions of food servings to local communities.
● Beyond the 10 YouTube Series: In 2023, Almirola is continuing to share his life beyond the No. 10 Ford with season five of his award-winning YouTube series. Fans and media can subscribe on YouTube to see Almirola’s personality on and off the track. Episodes have already featured life as a dad, a husband and an athlete, and the show gives fans a unique perspective on what goes on in the life of a professional NASCAR driver. Fans can also follow Almirola’s social media channels: @Aric_Almirola on Twitter and Instagram, and @AricAlmirola on Facebook.
Aric Almirola, Driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing:
You had a solid race at Gateway last year. Do you look forward to heading back there this weekend?
“I’ve had this race circled on the calendar all year. I love the way this track races and we had a car fast enough to win it last year. Our cars have continued to show consistent speed over the past few weekends, too. If last year was any indication, I think you’re going to see Stewart-Haas up front as we saw in Martinsville – hopefully dominating the race again, which is where we belong. We just have to have a clean day on pit road and I have to do my part.”
It seems qualifying is more important than ever. Do you find that to be the case?
“Qualifying is more important than ever. Unfortunately, we have had a few races like Dover and Charlotte, where qualifying gets rained out and I have to start somewhere around 20th with the metrics system. It’s important to qualify well with these cars because it’s so hard to pass and, if you can hold your position up front in the first two stages, you have a chance to earn stage points and ultimately a shot at the win at the end. Our finishes don’t show how well we have run this year because we’ve had to come from the back a lot. Last weekend, we fell like a rock in the first stage and then we were back up to eighth place in the third stage, so I hope we get to qualify this weekend so we can get up front and stay there like we did at Martinsville.”
GMS Racing NCTS Race Preview: World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway Stats
- Daniel Dye will make his first ever start at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday.
2023 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Season Stats
- Starts: 11; Best start: 10th; Best finish: 13th (Kansas I); Laps led: 5; Current points position: 19th
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- Chassis History/Info: Dye and the No. 43 team will compete with GMS Racing chassis no. 330 in St. Louis. Although this truck hasn't been raced at Gateway before, it has been driven to one win before with Zane Smith at Dover Motor Speedway. Daniel has competed with this chassis twice this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he finished 16th, and later at Texas Motor Speedway, where he finished 25th.
- Sunoco Rookie Battle: Daniel's 19th place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the fifth-highest finish of the drivers that make up the current rookie class. In the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points standings, Dye runs fourth, 89 points behind leading candidate Nick Sanchez and 19 points behind his teammate, Rajah Caruth, in third.
- DD Appearances: Fans attending the race will have an opportunity to meet Daniel Dye on race day at WWT Raceway:
- From the Driver's Seat: You've never raced at Gateway before, but are there any tracks that you have raced at before that seem similar?
“I’m looking forward to getting to a new track that’s similar to some of the tracks that I’ve been to before. I like to think that Gateway is pretty similar to Milwaukee, which I’ve raced at a couple of times in the ARCA Menards Series for GMS Racing. It’s going to be good to get to a track that has a little bit of a short track feel, but where still aerodynamics are still important. I’m happy to get our No. 43 LiftedTrucksForSale.com Chevrolet out onto the racetrack for our first race with them as a partner of ours!”
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