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NASCAR: Young Guns Turning Heads, Running Up Front at Bristol

Bristol Motor Speedway is known as one of the toughest tracks in NASCAR. It goes by such names as “Thunder Alley” and “The World’s Fastest Half Mile.” When a young driver can tame the bull ring that is Bristol, others take notice. In Sprint Cup practice and qualifying this weekend, a few young drivers have shown they have the potential to impress in Sunday’s race. Regan Smith qualified third at Bristol, a career-best for qualifying. Smith wasn't just fast in qualifying. He posted the 13th best time in practice on Friday, and on Saturday kept up the pace with practice times in the top 20. Smith is in his third season with Furniture Row Motorsports, and they are one of the most-improved teams in 2011. Smith...

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