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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Point Hogs Dig Home Turf at Charlotte for Sprint Points

For most of the 11 races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, top point leaders have been steady and resilient performers. Only Jimmie Johnson seems to have started at the bottom after Daytona and worked his way into the top five. All drivers will take renewed point hopes to the 1.5-mile quad-oval track with 24-degree banking at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, for the Coca-Cola 600. Fans without tickets for the May 27 Memorial Day weekend race can view the action at 5:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Drivers are coming off last week’s CMS All-Star race that gave home-based Charlotte area NASCAR teams a break from point greed. Winner Jimmie Johnson and HMS nabbed a million bucks but no points. Whether Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth,...

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