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NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speedway: Who Starts and Who Gets Parked?

Atlanta Motor Speedway and Jr. Nation fans have started the weekend of racing off on a high note.  For the first time in nearly two years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the pole for a NASCAR race. While this seems to be the big news coming out of Atlanta, it's not the only news. NASCAR has said cars making it a practice of starting and parking would be under closer scrutiny. The first salvo in this ongoing debate was fired at Auto Club Speedway when NASCAR impounded Dave Blaney’s No. 66 after post race inspection. Prism Motorsports, owner of Blaney’s car and arguably the biggest abuser of the start-and-park practice, had two entries at Auto Club, both of which went out early with engine problems.   The following week at Las Vegas, Prism ...

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