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Draft dodging: Drivers heed NASCAR's warning
That's what NASCAR can do when it puts its foot down and says, "Boys, we won't tolerate it." NASCAR was proactive. The officials didn't say, "We might do this. We may do that." They said, "We're not going to tolerate it." It was a perfect example of 43 great drivers running 190 mph and doing it professionally. They don't have to run into each other. The only bump drafting I saw was when Tony Stewart popped the pace car really good under caution. I'm sure that Brett Bodine wondered what he was thinking. How did NASCAR fix the problem? They didn't go down there and say, "Cut off all the bumpers. Cut out all of the bars." They talked to the drivers who are in control of the cars. There are a lot of symptoms. We needed a cure, and the man upstairs in the control tower gave us one.
Tires are touch and goTires are almost on the borderline of blowing. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s right front tire was down to the cords, and Dave Blaney's No. 22 car had a problem with the left rear. We've seen blown tires a couple of times this week. Man, you'd better have the setup right. You don't want to abuse that right front tire because it will blow out.