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No room to wiggle when it comes to Car of Tomorrow

NASCAR Nation learned a valuable lesson after steep penalties were levied against the Hendrick Motorsports teams of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson: There is no wiggle room when it comes to the COT, writes David Newton.

Updated: June 29, 2007, 8:36 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- A light gray smoke from the cigarette of Nextel Cup series director John Darby faded into the air at New Hampshire International Speedway early Friday afternoon.

Apparently, that's the only gray that will be tolerated in the garage.

Especially if it's a Car of Tomorrow race.

The garage still is buzzing about the severity of the penalties handed to the Hendrick Motorsports teams of points leader Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson after their cars failed initial ...

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