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Stories To Watch In 2007: Part One

2007 may well be a pivotal year in the sport of NASCAR racing. It might takes a few more years down the road and the retrospect it will offer to see how things play out. But clearly, this is a year of big changes, and for a jaded cynic like myself, the whole shooting match that is the sport I've loved for decades hangs in the balance.

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Benny Parsons Remembered: David Slays Goliath

The date was October 21st, 1973, and the Winston Cup teams were in Rockingham, N.C. for the final event of the season, the American 500. Going into the race Benny Parsons had what most people thought was a comfortable lead in the Winston Cup title chase, but because of a bizarre points system, one of several fumbled attempts by NASCAR in the '70s, no one was quite sure what he needed to do to take the title.

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