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Drivers debate plate change at Talladega practice

Updated: April 26, 2007, 8:16 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A smooth surface leads to increased speeds, and Busch Series teams showed that Talladega Superspeedway hadn't lost much speed after a track repaved last summer had some time to cure.

Mike Wallace hit 197.342 mph in the draft during Thursday's first practice session for Saturday's Aaron's 312 and NASCAR was quick to react. By the time the second practice session started, the carburetor restrictor plates had been changed from 15/16 of an inch to 29/32 of an inch, lessening ...

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