What does NASCAR get for its love affair with New York? Not much

What does NASCAR get for hosting its banquet in New York? A big shrug of indifference and wall-to-wall coverage of Plaxico Burress, writes David Newton.

Updated: December 3, 2008, 7:09 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Six hours in New York City, and I've seen enough. It's time to move NASCAR's annual season-ending banquet out of the Big Apple.

This town doesn't care that three-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is posing for pictures atop the Empire State Building or in the middle of Times Square.

It doesn't care that he'll be ringing the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday or that he'll be honored along with the rest of the top 10 drivers ...

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