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Martin Truex Jr. Grabs Talladega Pole

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Amidst some mid-qualifying controversy, Martin Truex Jr., earned the pole for the Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, ripping around the 2.66-mile track in 49. 508 seconds [193.423 mph]. The pole is his fourth of 2016, 11th of his Sprint Cup series career and first at Talladega. “It’s definitely the place …

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Biffle, Johnson Fastest In Talladega Practices

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An unpredictable first practice at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday featured two former Sprint Cup Chase drivers that have had unremarkable seasons the last couple years as the fastest on track. Things stabilized in the second practice session as Jimmie Johnson continued his strong Chase run at the top of …

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Friday Faceoff: On the Right Track for 2017?

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NASCAR released it 2017 Sprint Cup rules package late last week.  What are your initial thoughts on the changes, which include a smaller spoiler and different rear-end rules as well as safety and testing policies? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: The 2017 Cup rules will only make what’s going well get …

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