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Kobalt Tools 500: Track Held Up Better Than Expected in Phoenix

Many drivers were wary of the track conditions entering this weekend's Kobalt Tools 500 in Phoenix. The track officials decided to repave the one-mile oval and change the layout coming off of Turn 1 a bit.With the new paving, drivers were wary of the track being a one-groove racetrack and cause for a lot of single-file racing. Drivers were complaining of this on Friday, saying that they were afraid to use an outside groove due to slickness and not enough rubber being put down.Mother nature threw a curveball to the drivers and teams the night before the race and race morning.It's rare to encounter rain in the desert, but that's exactly what happened when unexpected showers came through and made it look like the race would be delayed.I caught...

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