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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Heads West to Rough Kentucky with Changes

If NASCAR can dodge rain clouds, the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, will commence on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Stormy weather might delay action on the 1.5-mile tri-oval with 14-degree banking, but track conditions are expected to be rough on the seasoned surface anyway. Drivers are accustomed to changing track conditions, even though the 1.5-mile length is the most common oval they encounter. But equal distance doesn’t mean identical configuration.  NSCS teams will also begin implementing new rules that will include a low-downforce package. Changes in Kentucky and beyond are intended to improve competition for fans.  Seven top drivers in contention for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champi...

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