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Will the Car of Tomorrow level the field? Not likely

A level playing field? After one race with the Car of Tomorrow, it appears the same teams that won in the old cars will win in the new ones, writes David Newton.

Updated: March 26, 2007, 3:31 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Robbie Loomis glared at the giant needlelike scoreboard in the middle of Bristol Motor Speedway late Sunday afternoon.

At the top were the numbers 5, 31, 24, 29 and 16.

"It doesn't look a lot different than it always does," said the director of motorsports at Petty Enterprises. "If the 20 [Tony Stewart] hadn't had problems, he'd have been up there, too."

No, the Car of Tomorrow wasn't the great equalizer many predicted before its inaugural race.

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