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NASCAR suppots Newtown, Conn. victims’ fund

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hans Reelick said it began with a phone call to his friend, NASCAR president Mike Helton.

Reelick, a local real estate broker whose son, Eugene, lived in Bethel, Conn., near Newtown, reached out to Helton last month with a simple request. Reelick wanted his son to bring a little boy to the 55th Daytona 500 as NASCAR’s special guest. Reelick said his son’s family was close with a family that suffered an unspeakable loss in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec. 14.

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