NASCAR made the right -- if controversial -- call

Does NASCAR follow its own rules? Many fans question that after Sunday's crash-marred photo finish at the Daytona 500. Truth is, NASCAR made the right call, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 19, 2007, 5:01 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A week dominated by NASCAR rule breakers ended with many fans believing the sanctioning body followed suit.

Did NASCAR break one of its own rules to ensure one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the Daytona 500?

Kevin Harvick edged Mark Martin in a thrilling side-by-side finish that was one for the record books. But was it the right thing to do?

Plenty of fans say no. They believe NASCAR should have thrown a caution immediately when a multicar ...

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