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NASCAR: The 5 Fastest Tracks in Sprint Cup (including a Few Surprises)

Whenever NASCAR fans think of the sport's fastest race tracks, two stand out in almost everyone's mind: Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.The reason for that mindset is pretty simple: back in the mid-to-late 1980s, those tracks produced speeds that were so fast that NASCAR was forced to put so-called "restrictor plates" on carburetors to rein in some of those speeds.For example, the fastest single lap ever run in NASCAR history was in 1987 at Talladega, when Bill "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville (Ga.)" covered 'Dega's 2.66-mile racing surface at 212.809 mph (he actually exceed 214 mph during a practice session, as well).Elliott also holds the fastest single lap speed at Daytona, also pre-plate era, with a top end of 2...

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