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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:44 PM

13. You say, "Unfortunately, these crashes will keep happening in NASCAR...

as long as the sport refuses to punish drivers who pull these stunts."

No.

These crashes will keep happening as long as there is a NASCAR. Self-evidently.

Furthermore, they are an essential attraction of the "sport." They're the only part of the show that is ever re-broadcast on non-sports programs. If you're going to stage a modern Circus Maximus predicated on maximum HP, torque and speed, then your competing gladiators are going to push as hard as they can for the win. This spectacle by definition is about reckless driving. Also self-evident. ("I'm shocked, shocked, that there is reckless driving at this race track!")

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