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Nationwide purses to be cut again

Updated: August 21, 2010, 9:38 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR will cut the purses for the Nationwide Series by 20 percent next season, a move designed to make hosting the second-tier series a more profitable proposition for race tracks.

It's the second consecutive year the purse will be reduced in Nationwide. NASCAR also cut the purses in the premiere Sprint Cup Series before this season.

"The health and maintenance of the tracks is essential to the health of the entire industry," NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston told ...

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