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Why NASCAR Desperately Needs a Southern Version of Kyle Busch

Maybe it's just me enamored with the way NASCAR was back in the good old days: Richard Petty from North Carolina, David Pearson and Cale Yaroborough from South Carolina and the Allison’s an the Alabama gang, obviously from Alabama. This is the way NASCAR was when it truly was fun and the way it ought to be.   Not only were these drivers from traditional Southern states and away from the cosmopolitan centers (sorry Charlotte’s Steve Wallace) but Charlotte is no Randleman. Similarily, Timmonsville where Yarborough is from, will never be mistaken for Atlanta or Charlotte.

But these drivers also happened to be the best in the business and headlined the sport. That is what made it great. On top of that they had budding rivalries-r...

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