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Stock Car Scoop: Were the Martinsville Penalties Enough? Or Too Lenient?

The NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series visit the half-mile colosseum of Bristol Motor Speedway for some Easter Sunday racing under the lights on April 17. But unlike the fall, these events will be on a dirt surface for the second year in a row.

Does the sport really need dirt races? Is racing on the holiday and without an off week a good idea?

Plus, were the penalties levied in the wake of the Ty GibbsSam Mayer scrap at Martinsville Speedway enough or too lenient? Adam Cheek and Bryan Nolen debate.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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