Does NASCAR have ‘Junior Rules’?

NASCAR has decided not to penalize Dale Earnhardt Jr. for spinning out Casey Mears on the cool-down lap of Saturday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. ESPN.com's David Newton writes that fans and some members of the media believe that NASCAR has one set of rules for Junior and another set of rules for the rest of its drivers. ESPN's Newton cites several examples in which drivers were penalized for actions similar to Junior's, including the incident when Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards were ...

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On this date in NASCAR history: April 20, 1901

On this date in NASCAR history, April 20, 1901, Mark Martin was born. Martin, who took the pole and won the Phoenix Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday, remembers being excited about seeing the first Model T in 1908. Said Martin, "I remember thinking, wouldn't it be great if you could go 200 mph in one of those deals? And what if it was covered with stickers?"Congratulations to Martin, who is one of our favorite drivers and a total class act. He has come a long way since... ...

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