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Time to lay down law, but NASCAR wimps out

Originally Published: September 20, 2005
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

NASCAR's Chase format has undoubtedly infused the lengthy schedule with a late-season boost of excitement. But combine that with the short-track confines of New Hampshire's 1.058-mile oval and the result is the fireworks we saw Sunday afternoon.

NASCAR needed to eliminate those fireworks to preserve the integrity of its Chase format, but it failed because of weak punishments doled out to Sunday's offenders.

For Kasey Kahne, who reacted to Kyle Busch wrecking him by taking aim at the young ...

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