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NASCAR Will Now Face Balancing Act With New ‘Back to Basics’ Racing

During this past week's media tour, NASCAR took a big, bold step in what Chairman and CEO Brian France termed "back to basics" racing.  NASCAR intends to let the drivers drive, putting the racing back into their hands for the 2010 season. "Over the past 10 years, we've dramatically increased safety and that mission continues," France said.  "However, it's time for us to allow the drivers to drive." "We don't want the rules and regulations to get in the way of great racing and fantastic finishes," France continued.  "NASCAR is a contact sport - our history is based on banging fenders." While this is music to the ears of many fans, including the NASCAR Fan Council that has been advising the sport's leadership, NASCAR will also now face a m...

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