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Make It STOCK: Will NASCAR Finally Go ‘Stock Wild’ In Sprint Cup?

Could one glaring issue in NASCAR be solved as simply as this: Taking actual 2010-11 stock cars and retrofitting them with COT safety features? Even more, could this one relatively small change solve most of the problems surrounding NASCAR? It is a thought that is both radical—though for a series that bills itself as "stock car racing," it shouldn't be—and terribly overdue. Seeing a car you recognize going 200 mph might actually cause people to pay attention again. Of course, doing so might lead to NASCAR's leadership admitting it was wrong. Wrong about what, you may ask? The COT. Or, rather, the exterior design of the COT. You see, the safety of the "flying brick" as it has been dubbed, is second to none. No one disputes this; ...

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