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    and it's been in racing since day one.
    But, as Progressives the argument that should be made for NASCAR is the success of regulations. Compared to any form of auto racing NASCAR is the one place where the little team stands a chance. Two years ago the Woods Bros won the Daytona 500, though part of NASCAR establishment they don't run the whole season and are underfunded compared to the bigger 3-4 car teams. Tommy Baldwin and few other teams compete every week on a shoe string. Regulation is the reason why. One owner can only own four cars/teams. NASCAR's version of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. It also creates a form Socialism because the big teams pay or receive help in exchange for information in regards to car development/set-ups. Many times they give up and coming drivers an opportunity through the smaller teams.
    The reason NASCAR is so competitive is because of REGULATIONS. There's rules as to what nuts and bolts they can use.
    So the next time your right-wing buddy complains that regulation is cutting off our competitiveness ask him: If regulation are so terrible why is NASCAR so successful? the answer is because it's so heavily regulated.

    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

    by phastphil40 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 02:55:25 PM PDT

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