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NASCAR at Talladega: Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Favorites This Weekend

Championship contenders Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to its last restrictor plate event of 2010 Sunday at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Restrictor plate racing is more than just a rules package, it’s a powder keg. All it takes is the slightest miscalculation to ignite a very short fuse that leads to an explosive mix of speed and sheet metal. Winning at the restrictor plate races takes a unique combination of speed, anticipation and sheer luck. “Plate racing comes and goes in streaks like you wouldn’t believe. Sometimes you can’t get in a wreck, and sometimes you can’t miss it,” said Kevin Harvick. Harvick is the prohibitive favorite heading int...

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