Steve Francis towered over the scene, a colorful figure contrasted against the black night sky. He paced atop the team’s hauler, clutching the telephone to his ear, nodding earnestly and smiling.
He had just captured one of the crown jewel wins he had long coveted, the Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway. It was another gem in a Hall of Fame career that now spans 30 years. His wife Amanda and daughter Alexis hadn’t made the trip, so he was sharing the glad tidings via phone.
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