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NASCAR Needs to Set New Precedents for the Top-35 Rule

Let's go back to the year 2004. Kurt Busch was on his way to winning the very first Nextel Cup Championship, under its new chase format. It was Atlanta, and after qualifying, NASCAR thought of an idea that would change the sport forever! After two full-time teams, with big sponsors, failed to qualify for the race in Atlanta—No. 22 Scott Wimmer with the Caterpillar sponsorship and No. 10 Scott Riggs with the Valvoline sponsorship—and missed this race, near the end of the season, NASCAR got the idea of the top-35 rule. This would guarantee the teams in the top-35 in NASCAR Nextel (at the time) Cup owner's points would make it into the race, without having to worry about their speed. A rule that seemed fair at the time, another stipulation...

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