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NASCAR Sprint Cup at Talladega: Two-Car Tandem Returns, News and Schedule

The one thing that is constant at Talladega is the unexpected. Despite NASCAR's changes for this race, the two-car tandem is alive and well. The drivers race with heavy hearts on the high banks.The spring race at Talladega saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. push his teammate, Jimmie Johnson across the finish line in the tandem draft.NASCAR authorized a larger restrictor plate opening that would minimally increase horsepower. They also changed the pressure relief valve to discourage the tight two-car pairings and prohibited lubricants on the bumper.The Sprint Cup teams must closely monitor the limits of their cars before overheating, making the offset move the drivers use to get air into the front of the cars more critical.The swapping done by...

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