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Double Take: Practice Speed Doesn’t Guarantee Race Success

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As Tom Bowles noticed last week, it’s much easier for drivers to overcome a poor qualifying effort this season. With the new low-downforce package making passing easier and drivers able to manipulate the air on cars in front, racers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have been able to start …

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Kurt Busch Fastest In Opening Cup Phoenix Practice

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Kurt Busch was fastest in opening Sprint Cup Series practice at the Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 138.846 mph Friday morning. Busch, who won the 2005 spring race at Phoenix and also won last weekend’s pole at Las Vegas, beat Joey Logano’s lap with just under five minutes …

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