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Belton's Tate Stevens Steals The Show At Sprint Cup

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Greg Echlin
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KCUR

In Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Matt Kenseth was the winning driver.  But one of the most popular figures yesterday didn't wear a racing helmet.

Tate Stevens, as an employee of the city of Belton two years ago, attended meetings at Kansas Speedway.  Wearing a cowboy hat Stevens, now 38, appeared at the track as a professional country music performer.

In a life-changing experience, Stevens was the winner last year in season two of "The X Factor," a network television show singing competition. 

After attending his first NASCAR race, Stevens performed before a sold-out crowd Sunday night at the Midland Theater.

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