Does NASCAR fix races?

Tony Kanaan, the 2004 Indy Racing League champion, will surely piss off a few NASCAR fans after comments he made on a late night auto racing talk show in Brazil. "There’s no doubt NASCAR is akin to a religion in the USA right now, but many people – and most open-wheel fans for that matter – question the way their races always seem to have a Hollywood ending," he declared. “Not to take anything away from Dale [Earnhardt] Jr.’s victory right after his father died, or Jimmie Johnson’s successes following the Hendrick plane tragedy," Kanaan continued, “but these sorts of ‘coincidences’ can make you go ‘hmm’ sometimes."

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