In this 1995 file photo, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt accepted the Observer Cup from Tom Higgins at an event in Charlotte. Higgins, now 80 and recovering from a stroke, was the first newspaper writer to cover every race in person in NASCAR’s top series when he did so for the Charlotte Observer.
In this 1995 file photo, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt accepted the Observer Cup from Tom Higgins at an event in Charlotte. Higgins, now 80 and recovering from a stroke, was the first newspaper writer to cover every race in person in NASCAR’s top series when he did so for the Charlotte Observer. File photo Charlotte Observer
In this 1995 file photo, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt accepted the Observer Cup from Tom Higgins at an event in Charlotte. Higgins, now 80 and recovering from a stroke, was the first newspaper writer to cover every race in person in NASCAR’s top series when he did so for the Charlotte Observer. File photo Charlotte Observer

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