Too much of a good thing

Even with a rash of penalty reductions, is increasing NASCAR's power the best idea?

Originally Published: May 29, 2013
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

NASCAR ISN'T USED to losing. Going back to its earliest days under founder and first president Bill France Sr., the sanctioning body's governance has remained largely unchallenged; its win-loss record is nearly perfect. "I learned right off the bat that NASCAR doesn't just run this swimming pool," explains Richard Petty, whose family has fielded cars since the very first Cup Series race in 1949. "They also built the pool. They own the water, the pipes that brought that water in, ...

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