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Would a NASCAR Driver Throw the Race to Secure a Chase Spot for His Teammate?

The hottest questions in the media center this morning were centered on a very touchy subject. Would a driver throw the race so his teammate could get into the Chase? Last week, John Force was accused, and rightfully so, of throwing his semifinal qualifying run in order for his teammate to make it to the finals. This question was lobbed at every driver who visited the media center at Richmond. Ryan Newman assured everyone that deals and team strategies have been going on since the arrival of any teammate. When asked if Tony Stewart, his teammate and boss, would throw the race to assure Newman’s spot in the Chase, Newman seemed comically evasive. “I have been offering Tony $10 a week to let me win a race,” said Newman. &ldq...

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