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Will Michael Waltrip Racing Penalties Change NASCAR’s Culture of Cheating?

Now that NASCAR has lowered the boom on Michael Waltrip Racing and taken the unprecedented step of altering the results of last Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (per Tom Jensen and, Ryan Newman is in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and Martin Truex Jr. is out. It was a stunning move—no one thought NASCAR would mess with a Chase field that was seemingly already set. Ty Norris, MWR's general manager and the team's spotter at the Richmond race, has been suspended indefinitely and the organization is out a whole lot of money as well—a record $300,000 fine. But have these developments really changed anything with the cheating culture NASCAR not only has t...

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