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NASCAR has decided to increase the tolerances for postrace measurements, eliminating all lower-tier penalties and only issuing a penalty if it reaches the point where suspensions would be issued and a win would not be allowed to count toward advancement in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Joe Mixon Youth Jersey .Wednesdays decision is retroactive to Sundays race at Chicagoland Speedway, meaning that winner Martin Truex Jr. and 12th-place finisher Jimmie Johnson will not be penalized for being outside the rear alignment tolerances by a minimal amount.Without a penalty, Johnson remains eighth in points. With the 10-point penalty he would have received, Johnson would have fallen into a tie for 12th in the standings.NASCAR executive vice president Steve ODonnell said the decision was made so that all penalties are equitable. Under the previous structure, Truex virtually would have no penalty, because he won the race to automatically qualify for the next round of the Chase, while Johnson would have had a major 10-point penalty that could have put his ability to advance to the next round in jeopardy.We recognized if we were to apply those penalties as we listed them out for the event, those penalties would not have the same impact on the competitors based on the Chase format and the increased emphasis on win bonuses [to advance], ODonnell said Wednesday.If you look back as to why we created the deterrent system, we put [it] in place to ensure that we had a level playing field for all 40 cars that were competing in the event; and in this case, if we applied those penalties, the postrace penalty would not really treat each competitor fairly.NASCAR faced a major perception issue with its previous three-tiered penalty scale, where it appeared there was an incentive to cheat -- as long as a driver won. ODonnell said he feels the industry believes the Truex and Johnson infractions were minor in nature. All of the cars passed inspection prerace, and teams design the cars to bend and adjust at race speed and loads in the turns.I feel like everybodys close to the same box when it comes to that [postrace measurement], said Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth earlier in the day, before the new structure was announced. I dont really feel that is the difference between winning and losing.But cars are close to the same speed right now, and its all the little things that make a difference, and you cant be just so conservative you give it up. You have to be able to get right next to the rule.ODonnell also announced that every Chase car would go through the postrace measurement inspection station. Previously, it was the top-five and select others.If a car does fail postrace measurements at the standard NASCAR set last week as its most egregious violation, it would be a 35-point penalty, a three-race suspension for the crew chief and a $65,000 fine for the crew chief. If the car had won, the driver would not be allowed to use the win to advance to the next round of the Chase. A win is worth 44 or 45 points, depending on whether a driver leads the most laps.NASCAR will find out if that penalty is enough of a deterrent.Im pretty sure that if they said if it didnt meet the [measurements], you could never race again the rest of your life, everybody would pass afterwards, Kenseth said. There is a way physically to get it to pass afterward, but how much performance are you going to give up to take a guess [of] we think it is going to move this much in a race under normal wear and tear? Jake Elliott Jersey . 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On the radio, Jonathan Agnew exploded into life. And hes brilliantly caught! Brilliantly caught! That is an outrageous catch!I swallowed hard and glanced around the office to check nobody was looking. As eye-watering pieces of commentary go, it was up there with: The new world record-holder is Brian Charles Lara of Trinidad and Tobago; Stephen Harmison with a slower ball - one of the great balls; and, of course: Jones! Bowden!I get more excited, angry, nervous and overjoyed about cricket than I do about anything in normal life. Once, when England made a vital breakthrough in the 2013 Ashes, I shouted so loudly the neighbours came round to check I was okay.A therapist would probably tell me it all stems from childhood. I went to my first Test match aged six: England v West Indies at Edgbaston. The scorecard tells me England finished day three on 158 for 8 in their second innings, just 52 ahead, with Derek Pringle and Chris Lewis at the wicket. That explains a lot.Growing up as an English cricket fan in the 1990s, as Emma John says in her wonderful book Following On, was a painful business. Enduring defeat after defeat was one thing, but the glimmers of hope - Barbados 94, Johannesburg 95, Edgbaston 97 - kept me coming back for more.When Devon Malcolm pummelled South Africa at The Oval and Dean Headley sliced through the Aussies in Melbourne, I asked myself why they couldnt do it more often.Every time Mark Ramprakash compiled a flawless 27 before spooning a long hop to cover point, it broke another piece of my fragile young heart. In Brisbane in 98, Alan Mullallys stupid hands got in the way of the stumps, blocking a direct hit that would have run out Steve Waugh. I was furious and stormed off to my bedroom in a strop.The emotions were no less raw when it came to county cricket. On my first visit to Lords, Warwickshire chased down 322 to beat Sussex off the last ball of the NatWest Trophy final. In many ways, nothing I have experienced since has been able to live up to that day. The following season the Bears, inspired by Dermot Reeve and Lara, won an unprecedented domestic treble.I thought this was normal, that the champagne would keep flowing and the glory would last forever. It wasnt, it wouldnt, and iit didnt. Jake Elliott Bengals Jersey. One of the low points of the comedown was utter humiliation in the 97 final, Essex winning by nine wickets with 33 overs to spare. I fought back tears on the train home as my dad reminded me the next was the first of the new school term.Some people see injustice and are driven to seek a life in politics, campaigning or law. I saw Gloucestershire beat Warwickshire to the 2000 NatWest Trophy on the Duckworth-Lewis method after a brief rain shower. We left the ground in bright sunshine and cursed all the way back to Marylebone. Character-building, you might say. Bloody stitch-up, we said.In 2005, as every schoolboy surely knows by heart, everything changed. I was in a student-union bar, holding back tears of joy, when Messrs Bowden and Koertzen removed the bails and Michael Atherton chuckled: What a performance from these two gentlemen! To this day I cannot bring myself to watch highlights of that series without taking a few deep breaths and warning anyone in the immediate vicinity to be ready with the Kleenex.Picture, if you will, a typical English cricket fan. Stiff upper lip, wry gallows humour, weary sense of detachment, ready at any moment to add two wickets to the score. My grandad fits this description perfectly. Whenever Im on holiday or otherwise engaged, he sends me a message telling me how badly England are doing. When I visited him during this summers third Test against Pakistan, England were 120 without loss on the fourth morning. As the clock ticked past 11am, grandad came striding across the garden to tell me both openers had gone in the first few overs of the day. I kicked the ground and clenched my fists; he just laughed and shook his head.Nothing makes me feel as strongly as cricket does. Walls have been punched in anger, nails chewed in anxiety, car horns beeped in relief. It must look very odd from the outside, and I have thought long and hard about why it happens. Is it physiological or psychosomatic? Was I programmed from birth to well up at the sight of white-flannelled figures on village greens and the sound of leather on willow?Perhaps there are parallels to be drawn between cricket and art. Some folk get weepy at a particularly stirring piece of ballet, a rousing opera, or a Van Gogh painting. They are at a similar loss to explain why: All I know is it touches something deep inside me.Im not especially fussed about dancing, singing or painting. 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