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NASCAR needs to do more to stop the cheating

If NASCAR is really serious about ending the cheating -- and there's no sign they are despite Tuesday's penalties -- they'll toss drivers from the race, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 13, 2007, 10:58 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials believe they got tough with the rule-breakers on Tuesday. They mean business.

Four crew chiefs suspended. Two drivers, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne, start the season in a 50-point hole. Two others, Scott Riggs and Elliott Sadler, have 25 points to make up.

It's a NASCAR version of throwing the book at them five days before the Daytona 500.

It's not enough. There is only one way to stop the cheaters: Kick them out of a race.

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