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NASCAR America: Speed makes for ‘easier decisions’ during Championship weekend

The NASCAR America crew explains why the Championship 4 will need to come off the trucks fast in practice and qualifying if they want to have a chance at the title.

After a week of talk, NASCAR’s Championship 4 in all three national series will finally hit the track Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Cup Series will hold its first practice session and that’s when everyone will get to see who brought their best stuff.

On NASCAR America, Steve Letarte, Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. discussed how important it is to be fast on the first day of the race weekend.

“I believe that when we unload, speed matters,” Burton said. “That builds confidence throughout the whole weekend, it makes your decisions easier. When you unload and you’re 18th fastest, it makes it way, way more difficult to make decisions. When you’re trying to gain a little bit of speed, it’s a much easier decision. When you’re trying to gain three tenths (of a second), it’s much more difficult. I think how they unload is huge.”

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