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Son of Ryan Newman's gas man dies in ATV accident

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10:47 AM ET 11.24 | A 7-year-old Salisbury boy was killed in an all-terrain vehicle wreck Thursday, and he has been identified as the son of Sprint Cup crew member Andy Rueger. Bryce Rueger had been driving an Arctic Cat 550 ATV with an 11-year-old friend Thursday afternoon near a home in Salisbury, Rowan County deputies said. Andy Rueger is the gas man on Ryan Newman's over-the-wall crew for the No. 39 team owned by Stewart-Haas Racing.

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November 24, 2012  02:40 PM ET

So very sorry to hear that....Thoughts and prayers to the Rueger family and to the #39 team too.....racing teams are like families.

November 24, 2012  03:52 PM ET

wow thats terrible, especially during the holidays.

November 24, 2012  09:56 PM ET

Thoughts and prayers sent to family and friends...

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November 26, 2012  04:18 PM ET

Thanksgiving weekends will always have a black mark on them now for the Reugers

November 27, 2012  05:36 PM ET

Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Marvin Miller three people who changed the way people looked at Sports, RIP Marvin Miller, RIP!!!

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November 28, 2012  05:42 PM ET
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WHO?

Marvin Miller, the soft-spoken union head who led baseball players in a series of strikes and legal battles that ...made fans of all under 50 yrs of age.

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November 28, 2012  08:32 PM ET
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He got involved in 1966, and changed the face of baseball... it's like I don't recall Babe Ruth.

You have to forgive float. He has been to (obsessed)with brad k here lately lol Im just messin

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November 29, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Mark yer calenders July 24th NASCAR Trucks will race on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Ohio (track owned by Tony Stewart). This track is amazing been there quite a few times to watch Outlaw sprint cars, very fast dirt track. This should be one hell of a race.

November 29, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Mark yer calenders July 24th NASCAR Trucks will race on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Ohio (track owned by Tony Stewart). This track is amazing been there quite a few times to watch Outlaw sprint cars, very fast dirt track. This should be one hell of a race.

I can't wait. I get super amped when the trucks make a left turn.

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