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NASCAR’s Governing Body Needs to Get Its Act Together

Shape up or ship out! That's exactly what NASCAR's governing body needs to be told to do. In the world of sports, most leagues keep a pretty tight leash on what they will or will not allow their athletes to say about them. For example, the NBA and NFL do not take kindly when players or owners openly criticize the officials. In March the NBA fined Jerry Sanders $50,000 for alleging that officials made calls that heavily favored the Miami Heat. In January the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50,000 for comments made via Twitter about NBA officiating. During the 2012 season, the NFL fined both Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Washington Redskins coach Kyle Shanahan for conduct involving referees. Newton was fined $21,00...

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