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NASCAR Wonders Why Numbers Are Falling… It’s the Cars Stupid!

As a child, I fell in love with Dodge and Plymouth because Richard Petty drove them. I drive a Dodge to this day, in large part a product of watching the King win in one. His cars looked like the Chargers I saw on the road every day, well except for the dayglo Orange and Petty Blue paint. Benny drove an Oldsmobile, others drove Mercury, or Pontiac, or Ford. It was fun to watch. Until, as recently as a decade ago, NASCAR meant something. Then it became something that many of us no longer recognize as the sport we grew up with. Today, we have the COT, and while I'm a firefighter who's all about safety at the track, I cannot stand the cars. Mind you, I think they are closer to stock cars than the super modified posing as Dodges, Fords and Chev...

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