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Editorial: Hall of Famer Red Farmer, new race-car champ Bret Holmes show resilience

Red Farmer

NASCAR legend Red Farmer, left, and Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton, right, honor ARCA Series champ Bret Holmes of Munford on Tuesday night.

Talladega Superspeedway honored local race-car driver Bret Holmes on Tuesday night, celebrating the Munford native’s ARCA Menards Series championship.

Holmes’ accomplishment was impressive during a season interrupted by the coronavirus. He grew up about 15 minutes from the speedway, driving for his family’s racing team.

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