Spin the Black Circle: Dickies 500 preview

Updated: November 2, 2007, 4:56 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

There are differences between Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The racing surface is much newer in Fort Worth, and has been repaved a few times in the scant 10 years Cup races have been held here. Atlanta is craggier and older. Texas used to have a "dual-banking" setup that had 24 degrees of bank for Cup cars but just eight degrees for open-wheelers, but a second groove was hard to find, so Bruton Smith had the whole joint done at 24 degrees. Texas also now has more gradual banking ...

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