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Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Should Not Protect Mediocrity

During last Friday’s rain delay at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers were attempting to qualify for the Bass Pro Shops 500, conversation turned to how NASCAR should manage the expected surplus of well-funded race teams that will be attempting to race full schedules in 2007. The conundrum surrounds the fact that …

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Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR 2006 IS Ripe for a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak… and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand. …

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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

Q: I may be the last Ken Schrader fan standing, and I was really hoping he would have taken that piece of bumper he was holding and knock David Ragan‘s block off Sunday. What a mess Martinsville turned out to be, thanks to that kid. Does Jack Roush not have anyone better to put in …

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Mirror Driving: Are NASCAR Rookies Out of Control?

With inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Cup?

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