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Richard Childress Racing

NASCAR prepares for new rules package at Kentucky Speedway

Whether NASCAR's new rules create a passing fancy at Kentucky Speedway remains to be seen. Drivers were happy to finally get track time Friday. Rain had washed out tests and practice scheduled to help them break in specifications designed to create passing on the 1.5-mile track. Qualifying was also canceled, with the rule book putting Kyle Larson (Chevy) and Brad Keselowski (Ford) on the front row for Saturday night's 400-mile race based on practice speeds. The limited practices likely mean frequent in-race tweaking. Cars are making the transition to track-specific rules intended to reduce downforce. The rear spoiler was shortened from 6 to 3.5 inches, the front splitter was...