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Extinction of the Wing Won’t Solve Everything but Sure Is Nice to See It Go

The moment that NASCAR fans have waited three years for is finally here: The wing is history. Sunday marked the final time that the Sprint Cup Series cars will have a wing mounted on the rear deck lid. It was part of NASCAR’s new Car of Tomorrow that debuted back in March of 2007, ironically at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the site of its final race this past weekend. The intentions were for the newer car to be safer for the drivers after a rash of deaths in 2001. But right from the beginning there was just something about the wing. To say fans hated it would be an understatement. They called it ugly, and repeatedly said that wings are not meant to be on a race car. But fans weren’t the only ones that shook their heads in wonder...

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