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NASCAR may raise age limit
A reliable inside source tells rowdy.com that NASCAR is seriously considering raising the age limit for drivers in the Sprint Cup Series from the current 18 years of age to 21. Should the change happen, and a decision has not yet been made according to the source, the driver who comes most quickly to the mind of Rowdy listeners is phenom Joey Logano. Logano, currently with Joe Gibbs Racing, turns 18 on May 24th of this year (he's scheduled to make his Nationwide Series debut at Dover shortly afterward), and under the current rules he would be eligible for Cup duty in 2009.

What a croc. If there's any truth to this then NASCAR better get its lawyers lined up because this reeks of lawsuits on many levels. Years ago the NHL draft age was 21 until the WHA came along and lowered the age limit to 18 under the pretense that if you could driver, vote, and drink (18 was the age limit in many states in the 1970's) then you could play pro hockey.

In society today trying to put an age limit in is simply ludicrious as it could prevent certain drivers from making a living of their choice. Also it could make some drivers change their career focus and instead of NASCAR gaining drivers from other series they could instead lose drivers to other series.

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