Going South is a win-win for NASCAR

Updated: March 6, 2005, 7:55 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

There are three off weekends during the 36-race Nextel Cup season -- a season that spans more than nine months -- and one of those rare times off is coming this weekend.

But for Cup drivers such as Jamie McMurray, Robby Gordon, Elliott Sadler and Kevin Harvick, they will give up the break to go racing. In Mexico City of all places. In a points-paying NASCAR race to boot.

Yes, they are just a few of the drivers to join the Busch Series field for Sunday's inaugural Telcel Motorola Mexico ...

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