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The Best Tackle in NASCAR History!

Why is NASCAR in all its forms so popular? In a nutshell its simple. The cars are simple, the rules are simple and disagreements between drivers are often handled in an equally simple manner. In other sports (Cough, F1) if a driver is displeased with another drivers actions he will go up and tattle on him to the stewards or the media. A 74 month long investigation will be launched to see if driver a did exceed the track limits by a millimeter at which point penalties will be issued points redistributed and general confusion will ensue. Ok, maybe I exaggerated that a touch. Fact still remains that F1’s ability to hand out post race penalties is rivaled by no one. I love F1 but sometimes you just want them to take a step back and let the boys decide the result on the track.

NASCAR, things are a bit different. Ok, a lot different. I give you exhibit A. At Sunday’s NASCAR Truck race at Canadian Motorsport Park the race came down to the final corner and 2 drivers. I’ll let the video speak for itself but there was some big time beatin’ and bangin’ goin on before the final result was determined. Naturally 1 driver took exception and his reaction was classic NASCAR.

About Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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