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Campers come by the thousands for NASCAR weekend at Sonoma

With everything from fancy motor homes to modest tents, NASCAR fans by the thousands — equal to more than half the population of Cloverdale —have created an instant city around this weekend's race event at Sonoma Raceway.

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