New year, new rules: Rule No. 2

Updated: December 15, 2010, 11:06 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Rule No. 2: Turn right once in a while

NASCAR officials say they're open to any out-of-the-box idea that helps turn around sagging ratings and sales. Well, then, we suggest the most radical reboot of all: Run races clockwise.

Three times in-season and once during the Chase would make it less of a gimmick and more a test of skill. Plus, it would make us smile.

"I get a headache just thinking about it," says Gil Martin, crew chief for Kevin Harvick. "It would affect ...

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