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Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis races at Bandimere Speedway west of Denver on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The State Patrol runs a program called "Take it to the Track" in hopes of luring racers away from public areas to a safer and more controlled environment. The program's goals have gained new importance and urgency this year as illegal street racing has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

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Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm reacts after striking out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president, speaks during the track's media day in Fort Worth, Texas. Eddie Gossage is stepping down after overseeing the track's first 25 seasons of racing. Gossage said Thursday, May 13, 2021, that his final event at the track will be NASCAR's All-Star race June 13, which will be a full-circle ending to his 32 years working for Speedway Motorsports and Bruton Smith.  (Ross Hailey/Star-Telegram via AP, File)

Full circle: Texas Motor Speedway's Gossage stepping down

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is stepping down after overseeing the track since it opened 24 years ago.

A driver warms up before a race at Bandimere Speedway west of Denver on May 5, 2021. The Colorado State Patrol runs a program called "Take it to the Track" in hopes of luring racers away from public areas to a safer and more controlled environment, even allowing participants to race a trooper driving a patrol car. The program's goals have gained new importance and urgency this year as illegal street racing has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Colorado program steers drag racing off streets, onto track

MORRISON, Colo.