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Perdue gives green light to NC stock car label

June 21, 2011

CONCORD (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue is waving the green flag to make stock car racing North Carolina's official sport.

Perdue planned to visit Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday and sign a bill that makes official the state's close and longstanding connection with the popular pastime.

Elementary school students urged legislators to place stock car racing on the list of state superlatives — the state bird is already the cardinal, the turtle is the state reptile and the sweet potato the official vegetable.

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