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NASCAR Sprint Cup: 7 Lessons We Learned at the Quaker State 400 in Kentucky

Horsepower of a different type took center stage as NASCAR's elite headed to the Bluegrass State to fight for that all-important win in the inaugural Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. There are no notes for the teams to fall back on. An inaugural race is a learning experience, and you need to learn fast to do well. Every track has its quirks, but Kentucky Speedway may well be the bumpiest of any track on the circuit for the Cup series. The challenge to set up the shocks and springs to handle the rough track was a major concern for every team. The cars had to be able to handle the speed on the track with relatively little banking, multi-grooves and passing in those rough areas without losing position. People in the tri-state area waited...

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