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Has NASCAR taken ingenuity out of the equation?

The Car of Tomorrow is causing numerous ripples throughout NASCAR. Marty Smith writes in Door-To-Door that one concern is that ingenuity is being taken out of the sport.

Updated: March 29, 2007, 8:49 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

Since the advent of NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow concept, many crew chiefs and owners have complained to me that the ingenuity that defined legends like Smokey Yunick and Ray Fox and Junior Johnson, and in turn helped define the sport, is virtually extinct.

At the turn of the century, Cup cars had to fit roughly 10 templates during inspection to be cleared for competition. Jack Roush said there are now more than 100, prompting him to liken COT competition to IROC racing -- the theory ...

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