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Make Auto Club Speedway a restrictor-plate track, Waltrip says

Auto Club Speedway needs to do something -- anything -- to make it stand out on the Sprint Cup calendar. Michael Waltrip's suggestion? Make it a restrictor-plate track, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 26, 2008, 5:16 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FONTANA, Calif. -- Michael Waltrip had a miserable two days in the Auto Club 500.

It started with a leaky oil line before the green flag Sunday, included a spin during the continuation of the race Monday and ended with a 28th-place finish.

Consequently, some people might question his postrace criticism of Auto Club Speedway, but his ideas about how to improve the place make a lot of sense.

"They will never win against Las Vegas [Motor Speedway]," ...

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