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Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Kansas

This Mother’s Day weekend, the teams of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series return to familiar territory—1.5-mile racing at Kansas Speedway.

The term “cookie cutter” is often used (erroneously) when describing Kansas Speedway and the other 1.5-mile tracks on the schedule. (Five in the Chase—seven total.) Each track, while similar in shape and length, has its own personality.

Texas Motor Speedway has its bump just past the entry to Turn 1, while Atlanta it's worn out asphalt that acts like a cheese grater on the Goodyear racing tires. Chicagoland is bumpy all the way around and Charlotte, well Charlotte is just fast.

Kansas Speedway underwent a repave in 2012, making the surface of the track a ...

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