Tough as Nails: What NASCAR Isn't Anymore

Chris MorelandContributor IMay 25, 2009

Tough as Nails: What NASCAR Isn't Anymore

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    TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 26:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (R), driver of the #88 National Guard/Amp Energy Chevrolet, congratulates Brad Keselowski (L), driver of the #09 Miccosukee Chevrolet, in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at

Teams

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    MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 29: (L-R) The Hendrick Motorsports team including Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, Geoffrey Bodine, Team Owner Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, driver of the #5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, Jeff Gordon, driver of th

The Cars

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    CONCORD, NC - MAY 25:  Crew members stand on the pit road during a red flag for the national moment of silence during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 25, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Ge

Peace my Brothers.

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    CONCORD, NC - MAY 23:  Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevorlet, walks out of the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 23, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Pho

Conclusion

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    5 Mar 1999:  Rusty Wallace #2 and Dale Earnhardt #3 pose for the camera during practice for the Las Vegas 400 of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: David Taylor  /Allsport