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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top 5 Talk Race 13 at Kansas

Drivers for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) took to the air this week after a two week stint in NASCAR’s hometown of Charlotte, N.C. to familiarize themselves again with the 1.5-mile tri-oval track at Kansas Speedway. Of all track configurations the 1.5-mile ovals are often characterized as “cookie-cutter” because eight tracks on the NASCAR circuit have this distance in common. But the degree of banking varies and so do track surfaces that are subject to different weather patterns and obviously varying age processes. These eight tracks are never resurfaced simultaneously. Drivers know that the cookie-cutter tracks may look alike from the air, but laps run under fast wheels are never exactly the ...

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