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Capitol feels the noise of NASCAR

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Report
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It wasn't exactly Lightning McQueen getting lost on his way to the big Piston Cup race in the movie "Cars," but NASCAR haulers did take a detour Thursday to blast their horns during a parade in downtown Sacramento.

The fancy big rigs,full of equipment belonging to Sprint Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and others, paraded around the state Capitol with NASCAR fans lining the streets to snap photos and shoot video.

Fans collected memorabilia and sought autographs during the parade before the convoy hit the freeway bound for Sonoma Raceway for this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350.