NASCAR & Auto Racing

Yates bows out after Sunday's race; former car owner Billy Hagan dead at 75

Short takes from the Homestead notebook:

  • Robert Yates said he has mixed emotions about his final race as Cup car owner Sunday.
  • “I probably cry about 50 percent of the time and get excited about the things I could possibly do and get excited about,” he said.

    "When my heart goes away, my tail sort of leaves. It’s hard to keep your tail in this deal when your heart is gone, and I think that my heart is going to miss it. ...Ive had 40 wonderful years working on cars and I’ve enjoyed every day.”

  • Billy Hagan, whose team won the Nextel Cup championship with driver Terry Labonte in 1984, died Friday. He was 75.
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