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Yellow-line ambiguity elicits controversy

The yellow-line rule was put in place to increase safety. But for Regan Smith, it simply prevented him from winning Talladega.

Updated: October 7, 2008, 5:50 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Imagine a NASCAR world with no yellow-line rule:

Regan Smith would have earned his first Sprint Cup victory Sunday in dramatic fashion over Tony Stewart on the final lap at Talladega.

•NASCAR would have avoided an avalanche of controversy.

Unfortunately, that fantasy land doesn't exist.

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