Cameron Has Cancer

Austin Cameron, one of NASCAR’s most promising young stock car drivers and a favorite in Saturday’s Winston West race at California Speedway, has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer that may end his racing career.

Cameron, 26, began treatment for lymphoblastic lymphoma cancer Wednesday at the Grossmont Cancer Center, near his home in El Cajon.

Driving for car owner Bill McAnally, he has been a regular in Winston West since 1998, when he won rookie-of-the-year honors.

His first of six career victories came at Irwindale Speedway in 1999.

Eric Norris, last year’s series champion, will replace Cameron in the No. 16 Chevrolet for Saturday’s race.


-- Shav Glick