Ed Hinton of the Orlando Sentinel posits that given the recent pact signed by seven teams and four manufacturers BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Honda and Toyota in Formula One to break away and form their own Grand Prix Series in '07, effectively leaving Ferrari to lap the Bernie Circuit on its own, led NASCAR to clamp down on its own teams, and to quote France-family mouthpiece Mike Helton, to not let the inmates run the asylum. As non-NASCAR fans, we find this an insult to inmates of asylums everywhere, but the fact remains that as early as '06, teams could be relegated to a mere three cars apiece, making Roush-style dominance a thing of the past.
NASCAR's nobility not focusing on demcracy [San Jose Mercury News (reg. req)]
Are Racing Drivers Athletes? Doi! [Internal]