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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
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Records
Date Series Driver Speed
8/4/07 Nationwide Race Kevin Harvick 65.00
8/4/07 Nationwide Qualifying Patrick Carpentier 95.531

Nationwide Series
Upcoming Race Aug 29
NAPA Auto Parts 200


Track Facts

Location: Montreal, PQ
Banking/Turns: 14-turn
Distance: 2.71 miles
Shape: 14-turn

Nationwide
Date Race Name Pole Winner Race Winner Make Purse
8/30/09 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Marcos Ambrose Carl Edwards Ford $2,092,591
8/2/08 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Scott Pruett Ron Fellows Chevrolet $2,096,753
8/4/07 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Patrick Carpentier Kevin Harvick Chevrolet $2,075,651

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Entry List for NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR
1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet J Davis Motorsports.com
5 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Chevrolet 31-W Insulation
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.* Ford CitiFinancial
7 J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet Schick Hydro
9 Boris Said Ford RAB Racing
10 Tayler Malsam Toyota Iron Horse Jeans
11 Brian Scott* Toyota AccuDoc Solutions
12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Wireless
15 Michael Annett Toyota Flying J
16 Colin Braun* Ford 3M
18 Brad Coleman Toyota SafeWay Driving Centers
20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop
21 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus
22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Ruby Tuesday / Discount Tire
23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet Media Master
24 Eric McClure Ford Hefty Odorblock
26 Parker Kligerman Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports
27 Andrew Ranger Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association

28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Jay Robinson Inc.
31 Kevin O'Connell Chevrolet Taleo Grill
32 Jacques Villeneuve Toyota Dollar General
33 Max Papis Chevrolet Rheem
34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver's
35 Tony Ave Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports
38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips
40 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Key Motorsports
41 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing
43 Justin Marks Ford Future Electronics
52 Joey Scarallo Chevrolet Means Racing
60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal
61 Pierre Bourque Ford Specialty Racing
62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota South Point Hotel & Casino
66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy
70 Mark Green Chevrolet ML Motorsports
81 Michael McDowell Dodge K-Love
87 Paulie Harraka Chevrolet Exide Batteries
88 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Canadian Tire
89 Brett Rowe Chevrolet Victory In Jesus
98 Paul Menard Ford Colonial Elegance / Menards
99 Trevor Bayne Toyota Out! Pet Care
100 Patrick Carpentier Toyota NAPA Auto Parts
136 Jeff Green Chevrolet Long John Silver's
147 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Giant Tiger / Glad with Febreeze
159 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet UPR.com / Apex / A1 Certified Solar
182 Tomy Drissi Dodge "Wall Street"
197 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet HostGator.com
207 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Mapei / Menards

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MONTREAL , Aug 25, 2010 - For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
Napa Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge
August 29, 2010



Dodge in 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

* NASCAR Nationwide Series Dodge Chargers have completed 8,675 of 8,824 laps contested, and have been atop the leaderboard for 1,050 laps with drivers Justin Allgaier and Brad Keselowski.

DODGE NUGGETS
• Justin Allgaier will be driving a new Verizon Wireless Dodge this weekend at Montreal.

• After 24 Nationwide events, Penske Racing’s two entries have combined for six poles, five wins along with 23 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes.

• Brad Keselowski has completed all but one of the 4,412 laps contested this season.
• Keselowski has a pair of fourth-place finishes at road courses this year (Road America and Watkins Glen).

JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge
Highlights:

• Earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win earlier this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing and Dodge.

• Has one win, six top-five, and 13 top-10 finishes in 24 NNS races.

• Is fourth in the Nationwide Series driver standings.

• Finished 35th last year in his only previous Nationwide Series start at Montreal.

• In four Nationwide Series starts at road course facilities - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Road America and Watkins Glen International – Allgaier has an average starting position of 26th and an average finish of 30.5.

• Was the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge
Highlights:


• Currently leads the Nationwide Series standings by 313 points over Carl Edwards. He has led the standings since his win at Talladega in April.

• In eight Nationwide road course starts, Keselowski has three top-five and six top-10 finishes.

• Earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond and has four wins in 2010.

• Leads the Nationwide Series in top fives (17), top 10s (20). He has only one finish outside the top 15 (Chicago – 21st).

• Has a NASCAR record 91 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF (Did Not Finish).

DODGE NATIONWIDE QUOTES
“I’m really looking forward to heading to Montreal. It’s definitely a very challenging race track. We had a curveball thrown at us in this race last year. We practiced and qualified in the rain and raced in the dry. I didn’t turn a lap around the place in dry weather until the race started. It goes without saying that our lap times increased significantly as a result. Unfortunately, I wound up taking Ron Fellows out, so I couldn’t have had a worse race. The first two road course races of the season haven’t exactly gone the way we would have liked, so I’m looking forward to redeeming myself this weekend.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger


“I love racing in Montreal because the fans are very engaging up there. They are a unique group of fans that give the race a different feel. They enjoy things about racing that may be a little different than we do here in the States. It’s a good bet that it will rain at some point during the weekend. If it does, those fans go crazy because they like seeing us put those rain tires on and do something that is out of the norm for stock car racing. That’s cool! They are diehard fans and I look forward to going up there for a nice, stand-alone event for the Nationwide Series.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger

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Dodge Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Open Interview Notes & Quotes

Press Release On August 28, 2010


NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Brad Keselowski / Justin Allgaier Open Interview



BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger)

HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN PRACTICE?

“Our car is decent; it’s probably better than I am. A lot of room to expand and become a better road-course racer, that’s for sure. It’s kind of interesting to have fast cars and be around other people and learn a lot from them and know what they’re doing. I’ll try to follow those guys like Max (Papis) that know what they’re doing, but not too close like I did last year. I feel good about being here. We had a small problem with the brakes getting too hot and catching the back-half of the car on fire, no big deal…it was just fire (smiles). We’re in good shape, ready to go.”

JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger)

HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN THE FIRST PRACTICE SESSIONS?

“Eventful to say the least. For me last year, starting the race was the first time that I saw this place dry. So, it was good to come back and get some practice with the weather being nice and sunny. The car was pretty good. Like Brad said, the car is a lot better than I am. I don’t have much in the way of road course racing experience. I’m just trying to get the car comfortable and making sure that when we get in the race, we’ll be in good shape. I’m trying to be conservative on brake temps and making sure that they’re there at the end of the race. So I think as long as we can keep that up, we’ll be in good shape.”

KESELOWSKI: HOW SERIOUS WAS THE FIRE IN PRACTICE AND WILL IT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE RACE?

“Every fire is serious; it’s just a matter of how serious it is when you get control of it. It’s a serious concern for us right now that our car is going to catch fire in the middle of the race. Every year, race cars get faster and progress. NASCAR put a cap on the brakes that we’re allowed to use. So there are rules on what braking systems are allowed to try and cut costs for the series. Essentially, as the years have progressed, our cars have gotten faster and have exceeded those brake capabilities to keep up with our car.

The challenge for us as drivers is to manage our brakes and sometimes in order to do that is to do things…the team does…whether it’s cooling or whatever…and do the things that it takes to keep the car cool for the brakes and (they) occasionally catch fire. It’s kind of a balancing act between having too much and risking catching fire and not having enough (brakes) and not having enough brakes at the end of the race.”

KESELOWSKI: HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT LEARNING FROM THE ROAD COURSE EXPERTS LIKE WE HAVE HERE IN MONTREAL THIS WEEKEND?

“You can always talk, but watching is the best way that I’ve learned. Experience is going to get you further than anything else. Doing it yourself and figuring it out…I can watch Shaquille O’Neal dunk all day long…I don’t think that I’m ever going to be able to dunk…it takes a little bit of experience. I think that I can get there (being a good road course racer). I’ve showed progress this year on road courses already and feel, hopefully, in the next few years, I can show some more progress.”

ALLGAIER:

“The biggest piece of advice that I learned last year is don’t wreck a Canadian in a Canadian race (smiles). That wasn’t good. I wrecked Ron Fellows and honestly, of all the people that helped me the most last year, he was probably the one that gave me the most advice. I didn’t mean to wreck him, by the way. It was just a victim of circumstance. He was at the right place at the wrong time. For me, it’s the same thing, just going out and following guys. I talked to Max (Papis) yesterday for a few minutes and talked to Ron Fellows and a couple of guys. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can. Like Brad said, until you get in a car and actually go out and do it, there’s nothing that’s going to substitute for experience. Obviously, these guys can go out and throw a car in a corner and kind of know what the limits are. For me, I’m still trying to learn what those limits are.”

KESELOWSKI: YOU’RE LEADING THE NNS POINTS, WHAT IS YOUR TARGET FINISH IN THIS RACE?

“I think the last three road courses, we’ve been very fortunate to pull out strong finishes. Here (Montreal) I think we ended up fifth; I didn’t deserve to run fifth, but got there and finished there. At the Glen, the last road course that we had, we were a legitimately third or fourth-place car and we finished fourth. I was very proud of that. Even at Road America, we were able to finish fourth. For us, it’s running a smart race and being there at the end. There are some sacrifices that we make or that I make personally to make sure that I’m there at the end. I would say that those are the biggest things and the biggest goal is to go out there and get a solid finish and solidify where we are at in the points in a race that is a wild card for us.”

KESELOWSKI: DO YOU EXPECT TO WIN THE RACE TOMORROW?

“The goal is always to win, but to be realistic, I think that we can get a solid top-10 day out of tomorrow.”

KESELOWSKI: HOW DO YOU DEFINE RESPECT TOWARD THE OTHER DRIVERS?

“Apparently, I don’t have it all figured out or I’d be in a lot better shoes that I am right now, that’s for sure. There’s a little bit of a ‘boys only’ club that is going on and over time, we all make our way in it if you keep knocking on the door. If’ you’re knocking on the door…it’s not a lot of fun…and sometimes you get kicked back out of the house. I’m trying to make my way in it. You’re not going to get in there by being a pushover. You have to be up front, leading races and contending and so far that’s where we’re at with the Nationwide program. We’re not there yet with the Cup program. Running up front certainly gets you a lot of attention.

There’s a lot of resistance because, let’s be honest, racing…the system in racing is a pie which means only a certain percentage can be running up front any given weekend. When you threaten somebody that’s in that piece of pie and try and push them out to the other part of it which is the 10th to 15th part of it, they don’t like it, nor should they. There’s some resistance to that from the whole collective group. When I look at the issues that I’ve had, quite honestly, I feel that if somebody else did it, it would be alright. In fact, I’ve seen a couple people do the same thing this year and it was alright. So, it’s just the way that it is and I’m going to keep my head down and keep digging and try to break my way into the club.”

KESELOWSKI: WHY DO YOU THINK THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR YOU WITH ALL THESE ALTERCATIONS THAT YOU’VE HAD?

“It’s just because I’m newer to the sport. I just haven’t been in it as long. I don’t have the recognition or name value I guess. I don’t know. That’s my take. You tell me. What do you think?”

KESELOWSKI: DO YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO LEARN MORE AS YOU GO?

“Yeah. I have a lot to learn. I don’t think that I have anything 100 percent figured out. I think that I have some things figured out, but now all of it and there are some things that I can do better, there’s no doubt about that. I feel pretty good about the majority of it and feel like when the circumstances have arrived where there’s been conflict, I’m fairly happy with the way that I’ve handled it. At the same point, I want to win races and be up front, be a contender…everybody wants to do that.

At some point, you have to accept the fact that those around you aren’t going to be happy when you’re winning. I’m not out there trying to make my competitors angry, but I seem to do a damn good job at it whether intentional or not. That’s unfortunate. I don’t want them to be angry. I don’t come into the sport saying, ‘I want to make Carl Edwards or Kyle Busch angry’. But when you beat them, it’s just natural for them to be that way.”

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Last Updated: Sunday, Aug 29, 2010
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve


Order Driver (No.) Car Qualifying Speed
1 Marcos Ambrose (147) Toyota 97.079
2 Jacques Villeneuve (32) Toyota 96.924
3 Joey Logano (20) Toyota 96.650
4 Carl Edwards (60) Ford 96.430
5 Boris Said (09) Ford 96.345
6 Jason Leffler (38) Toyota 96.330
7 Paul Menard (98) Ford 96.191
8 Brad Keselowski (22) Dodge 96.157
9 Max Papis (33) Chevrolet 96.111
10 Brad Coleman (18) Toyota 96.021
11 Andrew Ranger (27) Dodge 95.908
12 Michael McDowell (81) Ford 95.509
13 Patrick Carpentier (100) Toyota 95.375
14 Colin Braun (16) Ford 95.343
15 Ron Fellows (88) Chevrolet 95.323
16 Robby Gordon (207) Toyota 95.244
17 J.R. Fitzpatrick (7) Chevrolet 95.056
18 Steve Wallace (66) Toyota 94.925
19 Brendan Gaughan (62) Toyota 94.680
20 Trevor Bayne (99) Toyota 94.533
21 Parker Kligerman (26) Dodge 94.191
22 Alex Kennedy (23) Chevrolet 94.171
23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) Ford 94.093
24 Justin Allgaier (12) Dodge 94.037
25 Tony Ave (35) Chevrolet 93.949
26 Brian Scott (11) Toyota 93.948
27 Joe Nemechek (197) Chevrolet 93.919
28 Justin Marks (43) Ford 93.575
29 Tayler Malsam (10) Toyota 93.308
30 D.J. Kennington (24) Ford 93.236
31 Paulie Harraka (87) Chevrolet 93.103
32 Tony Raines (34) Chevrolet 93.098
33 Mike Wallace (01) Chevrolet 93.094
34 Kyle Kelley (159) Chevrolet 93.092
35 Victor Gonzalez Jr. (05) Chevrolet 92.942
36 Michael Annett (15) Toyota 92.735
37 Mike Bliss (40) Chevrolet 92.666
38 Brett Rowe (89) Chevrolet 92.593
39 Tomy Drissi (182) Dodge 92.460
40 Kenny Wallace (28) Chevrolet 92.039
41 Mark Green (70) Chevrolet 91.123
42 Morgan Shepherd (21) Chevrolet 89.957
43 Jeff Green (136) Chevrolet 90.872
44 Stanton Barrett (41) DNQ 92.189
45 Kevin O'Connell (31) DNQ 91.095
46 Pierre Bourque (61) DNQ 90.131

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Last Updated: Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 8:33 pm, EDT
NAPA Auto Parts 200

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve


Order Driver (No.) Car Pts/Bonus Laps Laps Led Winnings Lap Progress
1 Boris Said (09) Ford 190/5 77 2 $101,213 Chart
2 Max Papis (33) Chevrolet 175/5 77 1 $70,018 Chart
3 Jacques Villeneuve (32) Toyota 170/5 77 1 $53,368 Chart
4 Brad Keselowski (22) Dodge 165/5 77 1 $38,250 Chart
5 Paul Menard (98) Ford 155/0 77 0 $34,775 Chart
6 Joey Logano (20) Toyota 150/0 77 0 $34,700 Chart
7 J.R. Fitzpatrick (7) Chevrolet 146/0 77 0 $37,943 Chart
8 Parker Kligerman (26) Dodge 142/0 77 0 $29,525 Chart
9 Justin Allgaier (12) Dodge 138/0 77 0 $35,693
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10 Trevor Bayne (99) Toyota 134/0 77 0 $36,668 Chart
11 D.J. Kennington (24) Ford 130/0 76 0 $28,025 Chart
12 Brad Coleman (18) Toyota 127/0 76 0 $33,868 Chart
13 Kenny Wallace (28) Chevrolet 124/0 76 0 $34,693 Chart
14 Robby Gordon (207) Toyota 126/5 75 17 $26,950 Chart
15 Mike Bliss (40) Chevrolet 118/0 75 0 $33,393 Chart
16 Victor Gonzalez Jr. (05) Chevrolet 115/0 75 0 $27,650 Chart
17 Mike Wallace (01) Chevrolet 112/0 75 0 $33,043 Chart
18 Tomy Drissi (182) Dodge 109/0 75 0 $26,425 Chart
19 Mark Green (70) Chevrolet 106/0 75 0 $28,500 Chart
20 Carl Edwards (60) Ford 113/10 73 29 $28,325 Chart
21 Jason Leffler (38) Toyota 100/0 72 0 $32,593 Chart
22 Colin Braun (16) Ford 97/0 68 0 $33,543 Chart
23 Tayler Malsam (10) Toyota 94/0 67 0 $32,893 Chart
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) Ford 91/0 67 0 $32,418 Chart
25 Michael Annett (15) Toyota 88/0 64 0 $32,818 Chart
26 Alex Kennedy (23) Chevrolet 85/0 64 0 $32,323 Chart
27 Brendan Gaughan (62) Toyota 82/0 62 0 $32,268 Chart
28 Joe Nemechek (197) Chevrolet 79/0 57 0 $26,155 Chart
29 Paulie Harraka (87) Chevrolet 76/0 55 0 $32,188 Chart
30 Ron Fellows (88) Chevrolet 73/0 53 0 $32,453 Chart
31 Kyle Kelley (159) Chevrolet 70/0 51 0 $25,625 Chart
32 Patrick Carpentier (100) Toyota 67/0 50 0 $25,590 Chart
33 Marcos Ambrose (147) Toyota 69/5 50 25 $31,355 Chart
34 Tony Raines (34) Chevrolet 61/0 46 0 $31,988 Chart
35 Morgan Shepherd (21) Chevrolet 58/0 45 0 $31,953 Chart
36 Tony Ave (35) Chevrolet 60/5 37 1 $31,918 Chart
37 Michael McDowell (81) Ford 52/0 34 0 $25,410 Chart
38 Steve Wallace (66) Toyota 49/0 20 0 $31,823 Chart
39 Andrew Ranger (27) Dodge 46/0 13 0 $31,788 Chart
40 Brian Scott (11) Toyota 43/0 8 0 $31,653 Chart
41 Brett Rowe (89) Chevrolet 40/0 3 0 $25,100 Chart
42 Jeff Green (136) Chevrolet 37/0 1 0 $25,050 Chart
43 Justin Marks (43) Ford 34/0 0 0 $24,874 Chart

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Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes - NNS Race Final - Montreal
August 29, 2010 , MONTREAL


BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger)
“I’m pleased with the results today. I feel like I have room to improve as a driver, but I’m pleased with the results today. This was a true team effort. We raced in the top five, top 10 all day, just solid, strong and smooth. It sure was a lot of fun. We were sure fast on the straightaways, great engines. We had a solid platform today. It was fun to drive. We had a few close calls, got into a couple of cars, but that’s part of racing at road courses.”

PAUL WOLFE (Crew Chief, No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger)
“It was an awesome day, just what we needed to do. It was very impressive what we’ve been able to accomplish on the road courses this year with Brad. We’ve come to places where he didn’t feel like he was very good, but I think he’s turned into a pretty darn good road racer. The guys work hard to give him good cars, and the team has been able to bring the finishes home. It was a great day for a championship run.”

PARKER KLIGERMAN (No. 26 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge Charger)
“We had a great Dodge Charger, awesome engine. I made so many passes down the backstretch because of those amazing engines from Penske Racing. My team, crew chief Chris Carrier, did an awesome job. It’s a makeshift team and goes out there and finishes in the top 10. In this day and age, that’s not easy. I lived a dream racing at Montreal today.”

CHRIS CARRIER (Crew Chief, No. 26 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge Charger)
“I don’t know if I have enough really good words to tell you how I feel about Parker. He’s a great young man on top of having a ton of talent and racing ability. He constantly amazes me with what he has done with so little experience comparatively to a lot of the drivers out there. We had a struggle getting going at first this year, but made some changes in the direction of what we’re doing and the last four races, he’s had career bests. Hopefully, we’re going to get more opportunities for him before the end of the year. I’m looking forward to it. I love going to the track working with this young kid. It’s something I personally have always wanted to do. There’s a lot of excitement at Penske Racing about this kid. There’s no doubt in my mind he’s an upcoming bright star in this sport.”

JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger)
“It was a great finish for everybody at Penske Racing today, three cars in the top 10. It’s a great way to end our road course season. Next year, we’ll come back with a new car, the Challenger. I’m excited about that. It was an eventful day for us. We actually got some damage early, on lap one getting down into turn one. I got shoved from behind into the cars in front of me. My guys didn’t give up. All in all, it was a great day. I’m proud of the Verizon Dodge guys, they do a great job every week. This is the first road course we’ve finished this year. To be able to do it in the top 10, that’s where we deserve to be.”

ROGER PENSKE (Owner, Penske Racing)
“Brad just showed how strong he is as a driver and the fact that he’s now run three road courses and finished inside the top five in all three is a great feat, a credit to the whole Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday team. Putting a car together that stays together with good brakes is always tough here at Montreal. To see Parker (Kligerman) finish eighth and Justin (Allgaier) come back to finish ninth with those Dodge Chargers, it’s a tremendous day for us. One of the things we’re working on is try to see if we can win this owner championship along with the championship overall. Carl (Edwards) had a tough day. He looked awful strong. But again, it’s reliability. You have to finish before you can finish first. It showed the classic issue, it’s reliability. Paul Wolf and the whole team put together our Dodge with great preparation, great reliability and had a great finish.”

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