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Breaking Down NASCAR’s Planned Changes to Sprint Cup Qualifying

According to's David Caraviello, it is likely that NASCAR will reveal significant changes to one of the most enduring traditions of the last several decades, that of qualifying for races in the Sprint Cup Series. When the current form of qualifying was introduced, it created quite the buzz and excitement. Fans flocked to see which driver would be the fastest—and possibly set a new track record in the process. Over the years, numerous drivers stood out as excellent qualifiers and pole-sitters. Richard Petty leads the list with 123 career poles, followed by David Pearson's 113. Among active drivers, Jeff Gordon leads the way with 74 career poles, followed by Mark Martin's 56 and Ryan Newman's 51. But for the last six or ...

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