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Local Man Wins Trip of a Lifetime

Created: 04/11/2014 10:24 AM KAALtv.com

A local man has won the weekend of his dreams.

Gary Schumacker was chosen out of nearly 250,000 people to win a 2014 Chevy Silverado and a 4 day getaway to Darlington Raceway in North Carolina. There, Schumacker will be hanging out with his favorite driver, Dale Earnhart Jr, and attending his first ever NASCAR race.

"I've never been to one in my life, and I always wanted to be, and now I'm going... and I get to be in pit row," he explained.

Schumacker says his fandom began with Earnhart's father, the late Dale Earnhart Sr. The gift is courtesy of Great Clips Greatest Weekend Getaway. Schumacker's finance and her two sons get to go on the trip as well. Their trip is also being paid for thanks to the contest.