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Motorcycle Stunt Rider Dies From Injuries At Texas Motor Speedway

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File photo of motorcycle stunt rider. (credit: S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A motorcycle stunt rider has died from injuries suffered during practice for an exhibition at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jim McNeil was taken by helicopter to Fort Worth hospital, where he was pronounced dead, track spokesman Mike Zizzo said.

The 32-year-old McNeil, who was from Phoenix, had been part of the Boost Mobile FMX team for nine years. He competed five times in the X Games as an extreme motorcycle stunt rider.

McNeil was practicing in a souvenir area outside the TMS gates Sunday morning when he got hurt. He was preparing to do an exhibition for a sponsor and wasn’t part of the track’s official program of events before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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