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With economy hurting budgets, NASCAR bans testing to save money

Updated: November 14, 2008, 5:44 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- NASCAR will implement a no-testing policy next season in order to save millions of dollars during a massive downturn in the U.S. economy.

NASCAR officials met with teams' crew chiefs Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway to inform them of the change.

All tracks that have NASCAR events in the top three series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Trucks, which will be renamed Camping World Trucks next season -- are included in the testing ban.

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