CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aside from Denny Hamlin suffering an injury that could keep him out of competition, Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway is just what NASCAR chairman Brian France wants the sport to look like. "What I know is when the racing is tighter and there's more passing, there's just more excitement and more contact and more things that happen," France told ESPN.com Tuesday as the Sprint Cup Series heads into its first off weekend. "That's kind of what NASCAR is all about. "Kind of what happened on Sunday was a prototype event for how we would look what a good event ought to look like."
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