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  • Talladega-Kansas Chase switch discussed for over a year

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas – NASCAR has had conversations about swapping the race dates at Talladega and Kansas in the fall for over a year.

    The switch for 2017, made public Thursday,moves Talladega from the sixth race to the Chase to the fifth. It makes Kansas the sixth race and therefore the final race of the second round of the Chase. Talladega has been the final race of the second round in the first three years of the four-round Chase format.

    "And so when we looked at it we looked at a lot of different things – had a lot of different input across the board and it's not a new conversation," NASCAR Senior Vice President Jim Cassidy said Thursday. "It's more than a year ongoing and the way we looked at it is we've got an incredible racing product at Talladega and in order to looking at maximizing the schedule, we know that Talladega no matter where we place it in the Chase is going to provide a very high level of racing action and it just really stands on its own."

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