Texas trends and notes
• This is the 34th race of 36 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008 and the eighth race of the Chase for the Championship.
• This is the 19th of 21 intermediate-track races of the season.
• This is the 16th time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has competed at Texas Motor Speedway since 1997.
• Texas is a 1.5-mile oval and with 24-degree banking in the corners and 5-degree banking on the straightaways.
• There are 47 drivers are on the pre-entry list ...
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