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DOCTOR SAYS HENDRICK HAS CONQUERED CANCER

Rick Hendrick's teams have had much success recently in the highly competitive world of NASCAR racing. Now he appears to have conquered an even tougher foe -- cancer.

Results of tests conducted this month have prompted Hendrick's doctors to say he no longer needs chemotherapy and the disease can be declared to be in full remission.

Hendrick was diagnosed in November 1996 with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a rare form of the disease that, according to many medical experts, claims up to 95 percent of its victims.

Hendrick, 50, leads a racing operation that includes three Winston Cup teams.

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