FILE – Professional NASCAR drivers use race cars that already are exempt from the Clean Air Act but North Carolina Republicans in Congress want a new law to ensure federal environmental regulations don’t hurt amateur driverd. This picture shows a NASCAR official in front of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth's car as crew members hurry to make adjustments to it during the Sprint All-Star race on May 21, 2016, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
FILE – Professional NASCAR drivers use race cars that already are exempt from the Clean Air Act but North Carolina Republicans in Congress want a new law to ensure federal environmental regulations don’t hurt amateur driverd. This picture shows a NASCAR official in front of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth's car as crew members hurry to make adjustments to it during the Sprint All-Star race on May 21, 2016, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
FILE – Professional NASCAR drivers use race cars that already are exempt from the Clean Air Act but North Carolina Republicans in Congress want a new law to ensure federal environmental regulations don’t hurt amateur driverd. This picture shows a NASCAR official in front of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth's car as crew members hurry to make adjustments to it during the Sprint All-Star race on May 21, 2016, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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