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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top Five Aren’t Counting on Tandem at Talladega

NASCAR’s Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race will produce high speeds on the 2.66-mile tri-oval track with 33 degree banking at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday, May 6. For those not able join the renowned infield parties at TSS in Talladega, Alabama before the drop of the green flag, expected action on NASCAR’s longest track can be viewed at 12 p.m. ET on FOX. TSS and Daytona are NASCAR’s restrictor plate races where fuel intake is reduced to promote slower speeds. Given that the TSS track qualifying record is 212.809 mph and best race speed is 188.354 mph set prior to 1990, NASCAR was smart to restrict speed. Still, Talladega is known for the “Big One”, a common multi-car crash and only recently has tandem ra...

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