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New oil-down rule a dirty trick?

Updated: November 20, 2010, 5:06 PM ET
By Terry Blount

Imagine saying in Game 7 of the World Series the new rule is two strikes and you're out. Or making a change for the Super Bowl to say offensive holding is a 25-yard penalty.

Essentially, that's what the NHRA is doing to the competitors racing for a championship this weekend in the season finale at Pomona, Calif.

NHRA officials announced last week increased penalties for this event involving oil downs -- a car dropping oil on the track during a run, causing a cleanup that ...

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