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John Cardinale, Sonoma Raceway executive; at 47

SONOMA, Calif. — John Cardinale, a longtime employee of Sonoma Raceway who was beloved for his tireless efforts to make the race day experience wonderful for anyone who ever visited, has died.

He was 47.

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Sonoma Raceway announced Friday that Mr. Cardinale, its vice president of communications, had died a day earlier following a two-year battle with gastric cancer.

He died at home surrounded by his family, the raceway said.

Steve Page, raceway president and general manager, said Mr. Cardinale’s passing left ‘‘a hole in the heart of this organization.’’ Page also recalled Mr. Cardinale ‘‘as true a friend, as loyal a colleague, as devoted a husband and father and as fine a human being as you could ever hope to know.’’

Mr. Cardinale leaves his wife, Andrea, and two daughters.

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