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NASCAR's free-market system unlike any other

NASCAR calls it free enterprise at its best. Ray Evernham's not so sure. Free agency for drivers and other team members has no checks and balances, he says. And sooner or later, NASCAR will be forced to take a stand.

Updated: June 23, 2007, 4:30 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

Kyle Busch seemed surprised to learn that his former agent talked to other teams about his future and used that as leverage in negotiations to sign an extension with Hendrick Motorsports.

He shouldn't have been.

That's the way business has been done in NASCAR for as long as there have been driver changes.

This isn't the NFL or NBA, where players must wait for the free agency period before talking to other teams. There are no unions or collectively bargained agreements ...

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