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Put some drama in NASCAR awards show

Awards shows -- and racing -- should be about drama and a big payoff at the end. You won't get any of that from NASCAR's pretty but pretty boring gala Friday night, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 27, 2006, 5:40 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

This is NASCAR Champions Week in the Big Apple, play time in Manhattan for the Nextel Cup teams that enjoyed some success in 2006.

It's a long way from Martinsville, folks.

TV show appearances, a victory lap in Times Square, lunch and dinner at five-star restaurants, cocktail parties with the corporate suits, dancing at hip-and-trendy nightclubs; it's all part of the fun.

A week of celebration leads up to the nationally-televised Nextel Cup Awards Ceremony on ...

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