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In its never-ending quest to make stock car racing so dull (NASCAR considers the guy
whose brother won Dancing With the Stars a "celebrity") that viewers miss nothing before, during, or after commercial breaks, NASCAR implemented softer bumpers. The France family says it's supposed to "make things safer" and "not kill drivers," but we all know it's a nefarious plot to appeal to future tennants of the The Surreal Life house. NASCAR's plan to become a competitive knitting league by 2014 all started back in 1988…In 1988, NASCAR Introduced restrictor plates to remove competitive disadvantage of cars that don't go very fast.
Legends Never Die
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- Launched NASCAR Nation to give NASCAR drivers the same exposure, and credibility, as Paris Hilton.
- Remove bumpers to stop bump drafting, in turn preventing drivers from winning races via any other way beside pit and fuel strategies.
- Prohibit Darrell Waltrip from making ignorant or sexist remarks. On the plus side, you'll never hear him speak again.
- Switch to unleaded fuel (apparently, noxious fumes that cause brain damage will draw criticism in the future).
- Modify points system to de-emphasize wins, poles, and finishing position.
- Close Bristol, Talladega, Darlington, and Martinsville, awarding more races to California so that more imaginary fans can choose shopping under the stands over actually watching the race.
- Institute cavity searches of all fans to ensure possession of only Nextel phones at track.
- Ban all alcoholic beverages at tracks other than Michelob Ultra, Franzia, and Apple Pucker.
- Sign a deal with the Lifetime Network to televise the Daytona 500.
- Five words: Officially licensed NASCAR romance novels. Whoops, too late!
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From approximately 1887 to 1901, small cloth strips were circulated with the names of baseball players on them. These original cards were very rare, and are worth up to 800 USD today. From 1902 to 1935, printed cardboard baseball cards originated as gimmicks distributed with tobacco products, bubble gum, and other snacks (similar to prizes in cereal boxes today). During this period, there was wide variation in the production of cards, mostly because the style was new and distributors had not yet decided on a particular style. Many cards also had rare flaws and misprints because manufacturers were still experimenting with different production methods. After 1936, most of the card manufacturers had decided on a certain style, and most cards remained the same. The cards themselves ceased to be packaged along with other products and became a product in their own right.