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Penske, Gibbs, Roush and Friends Ready to Race into NASCAR’s Nursing Home

There’s been no shortage of reasons offered to explain NASCAR’s ongoing loss of fans and plummeting TV ratings:  The car of tomorrow makes for boring racing.  Junior has to win.  Johnson has to lose.  The points need rearranging.  The Chase needs changing. Most are valid observations, but none of the arguments get to the root cause of the basic problem: NASCAR is getting old. Very old.   Racing Against the Clock   Motor racing is a young man’s game. Young drivers dominate. And a youthful, growing fanbase is essential to the sport’s ongoing success. But you wouldn’t know it when you look at who’s running the teams that dominate NASCAR today. They are old and they a...

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