NASCAR shakes up Cup garage with 'huge, huge penalties'

What message did NASCAR convey when it hammered Haas CNC Racing for illegal wing mounts? Break the rules, pay the price, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: May 30, 2008, 5:07 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DOVER, Del. -- Carl Edwards walked in the media center Friday and uttered one of the most surprising comments in NASCAR history:

"People in the garage are doing everything they can not to break the rules."

Edwards didn't have a little smirk on his face. He wasn't going for a PC moment. He meant it.

But this is NASCAR. Cheating isn't just a haphazard occurrence. It's an art form, a way to outsmart the man who has passed down the ranks for 60 ...

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