7 Most controversial moments in NASCAR history

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Like any other big sports organization, NASCAR has had its share of controversies over the years. Here are seven of the most controversial moments that stunned the fans and drivers.

7. The Return of the No. 3 Car (2014)

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6. The 2008 Brickyard 400 Tire Debacle

A tire that came off of NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher (17) rolls down the track during the Ally 400 at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn., Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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5. Danica Patrick’s Pole Win at Daytona 500 (2013)

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4. Richard Petty’s 199th Win

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3. The 2004 Talladega Finish

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2. The 2013 Richmond Scandal

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1. Dale Earnhardt vs. Terry Labonte (1999)

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