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Stock Car Scoop: Were the Martinsville Penalties Enough? Or Too Lenient?

The NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series visit the half-mile colosseum of Bristol Motor Speedway for some Easter Sunday racing under the lights on April 17. But unlike the fall, these events will be on a dirt surface for the second year in a row.

Does the sport really need dirt races? Is racing on the holiday and without an off week a good idea?

Plus, were the penalties levied in the wake of the Ty GibbsSam Mayer scrap at Martinsville Speedway enough or too lenient? Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen debate.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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