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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Fastest at Talladega Talk after the Jam at the Flag

NASCAR drivers have learned to pick up speed during plate races at Daytona and Talladega by racing in tandem.  Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 race at Talladega Superspeedway was mix of tandem drafting, a record-setting 88 lead changes, six caution flags for 24 laps as some multi-car crashes occurred. The lack of a really “big one”, a crash that collects many cars at once, was about the only surprise.  Considering each driver pushing another is basically blind and dependent upon a spotter and the other driver for his eyes, the severity of the crashes that happened could have been much worse.    The question of whether tandem racing makes for a desirable show became lost in the four-wid...

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