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Blackout threat would sell tickets

Updated: January 20, 2009, 6:13 PM ET
By David Newton

CONCORD, N.C. -- Blackouts.

I probably shouldn't suggest this, since this directly impacts the mother ship, but this might be what NASCAR track promoters need to get back to sellouts, or at least near-sellouts.

If it's good enough for the NFL, as Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman Bruton Smith said Tuesday during NASCAR's media tour, then it certainly is good enough for the Sprint Cup Series.

I agree. Tracks are a huge financial benefit to their local communities. If the ...

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