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Critics assail NASCAR for fuel choice

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Joan Lowy | Scripps Howard News Service — March 7, 2005

NASCAR is under fire from environmentalists for using leaded gasoline more than six years after the Environmental Protection Agency asked the stock car racing industry to switch to unleaded.

"By permitting the continued use of lead, your organization may be putting millions of spectators and nearby residents at unnecessary risk of suffering serious health effects," the environmental group Clean Air Watch said in a recent letter to NASCAR Chairman Brian France.

"Because of the clear ...

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