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04/29/11
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N.C. gives green light to making stock-car racing the official state sport  North Carolina might join the ranks of states that have officially adopted a state sport. The state Senate on Thursday endorsed stock-car racing by a margin of 46-3.

The legislation now goes to the state House. If approved, North Carolina will take its seat among those American regions to have legally declared athletic notoriety, including:

-- Alaska: Dog mushing since 1972

-- Delaware: Volleyball since 2009

-- Hawaii: Outrigger canoeing since 1986, surfing since 1998

-- Maryland: Jousting since 1962, lacrosse since 2003

-- Massachusetts: Basketball since 2006

-- Minnesota: Ice hockey since 2008

-- New Hampshire: Skiing since 1998

-- South Dakota: Rodeo since 2003

-- Texas: Rodeo since 1997

-- Wyoming: Rodeo since 2003

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