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NASCAR Judgement Call Under Investigation

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At Richmond International Raceway, the finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400 came down to “balls and strikes” on Saturday night.

 

As questionable as the timing of Clint Bowyer’s spin on Lap 393 — which NASCAR announced Sunday that it's investigating — so was the final restart with three laps remaining in the race.

 

Technically, race leader Paul Menard should have crossed the start-finish line first – controlling the restart. But eventual race winner Carl Edwards was nearly a full car length ahead at the line.

 

When NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton addressed the teams in the pre-race drivers meeting, he promised competitors that while many “may have some questions on restarts...

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