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NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Best and Worst of the Sprint All-Star Race

Another year for the Coca-Cola 600 dress rehearsal in the form of the Sprint All-Star Race, another year of changes to the format with intent to make better racing. It appears additional tweaks are in order. The drivers who won each of the four 20-lap segments clearly had the advantage in the final 10-lap run for the big bucks. Jimmie Johnson won the first segment with his No. 48, which entitled him to be the lead car coming down pit road for the final pit stop before the finale. That last pit stop served no purpose for the four drivers who had won in the segments. They brought their cars to a brief stop and motored back out on the track with nothing done to the cars. Strategy did play a big role for the rest of the field with lots of two-t...

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