NASCAR takes chicane out of Mexico City straight

Nobody seems sorry to see the chicane gone from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez straightaway, writes David Newton.

Updated: March 4, 2007, 9:22 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MEXICO CITY -- Busch Series drivers were more afraid to maneuver through the chicane at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course a year ago than they were to drink the local water.

"I didn't mind the chicane too much. There was just that one trip to the hospital. Other than that, it was just fine." -- Carl Edwards

Jamie McMurray called it a death trap. Denny Hamlin said it wreaked havoc. Carl Edwards said it was like driving through a single garage door at a hundred miles ...

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