April 20, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 93

NASCAR rallies after Boston bombings hit home

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The MIT police officer killed during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was the brother of a machinist for Hendrick Motorsports, bringing the events of this past week closer to home for NASCAR teams already rallying around the tragedy.

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Driver Martin Truex Jr. (56) climbs out of his race car after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday. The number on his car represents a racing bib from the Boston Marathon.

Sean Collier, who began working for Massachusetts Institute of Technology about a year ago, was found shot to death late Thursday in his vehicle in Cambridge, Mass. Police have said Collier was responding to a report of a disturbance when he was shot about 10 miles west of Boston.

His brother, Andrew Collier, has b...