NASCAR Parade Rolls Through Midtown This Morning

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The top 10 NASCAR drivers drove a "victory lap" around Midtown Manhattan this morning as a part of "Championship Week." While Streetsblog would like to interpret this as an elaborate promotion for the creation of a congestion relief zone, it seems more likely that this is more about selling spaghetti sauce, laundry detergent and mayonnaise and getting a new race track built on Staten Island.

If you snapped photos send them to Streetsblog.

Photo: Seth Taylor, Monday 11/27/06

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