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NASCAR’s Unsung Heroes, Spotters Series: A View From Talladega

In preview of the third article of the series, which will feature Lorin Ranier, it’s time to take a look back at Talladega.   Talladega saw the most competitive race in NASCAR history with 88 lead changes among 29 drivers. It also produces the closest racing as you see packs of 43 drivers all bumper-to-bumper trying to out-match their fellow comrade.   Sounds of NASCAR on Speed this past Monday featured Roush-Fenway’s four Cup Series spotters: Lorin Rainer, Mike Calinoff, Joel Edmond and Jason Hedelski. It took a look at their life away from the track, well meanwhile what their job is like at Talladega.   Due to the close racing, the spotter’s job isn’t like most tracks.   Edmond stated on the sh...

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