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      Kirk Franklin shoots himself, dies at Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR race

      FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A medical examiner says a man who died in the infield during a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway shot himself in the head.

      The Tarrant County medical examiner's office on Sunday said the death of 42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw was a suicide.

      Fort Worth police have said a man who was camping in the infield died of a "self-inflicted injury" after getting into an argument with other campers. The incident happened late in the Sprint Cup race.

      Police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight has said alcohol may have been a factor. Knight said several people witnessed the incident, but nobody was in danger.

      Track spokesman Mike Zizzo says the death occurred "in or around a pickup truck" in part of the infield near the middle of the backstretch.