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Why NASCAR Should Distance Itself from Bowman Gray Stadium

Bowman Gray Stadium is a venue that commands respect because of the history that has taken place on its racing surface. NASCAR has been holding events there since 1949, with names like Fonty Flock, Glen Wood, Richard Petty and Junior Johnson all taking checkered flags during the speedway's illustrious tenure. Yet for a place that commands so much respect, it sure has sunk low over the years. No longer a Sprint Cup-sanctioned speedway, NASCAR still races there with the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the K&N Pro Series East. Every event still continues to fill the stands. By business standards, it's something that NASCAR should be proud of. Yet it shouldn't be proud of Bowman Gray Stadium's reputation as a madhouse. If anything, NASCAR...

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