The news surrounding Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s head injury raised a question that needs addressing: Do ailing drivers routinely risk their health -- and the health of others -- to stay behind the wheel?
NASCAR calls it free enterprise at its best. Ray Evernham's not so sure. Free agency for drivers and other team members has no checks and balances, he says. And sooner or later, NASCAR will be forced to take a stand.
Bright lights are shining in the biggest city and NASCAR Nation is soaking it up. But has the sport peaked? Drivers and officials are confident the answer is no, writes David Newton.