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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top Point Aces Talk Race Eight at Talladega

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) goes into Talladega, Alabama this Sunday for race eight of 36 in the Sprint Cup Series 2011 season. The Aaron’s 499 on the 2.66 tri-oval with 33 degree banking in corners at Talladega Superspeedway will air at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. Talladega is one the two longest racetracks on the NASCAR circuit and the widest.  Daytona is the other long track and both have distinct rules to control high speed--the restrictor plate.    NASCAR media guide glossary of terms defines a restrictor plate as: a thin metal plate with four holes that restrict air flow from the carburetor into the engine. Used to reduce horsepower and keep speeds down. The reason for the restrictor pla...

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