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Patrick 13th, wrecks Hornish Jr. on cooldown

Updated: May 5, 2012, 11:15 PM ET
By Brant James

Talladega Superspeedway has long been more than just a stop on the NASCAR carnival circuit, it's been the scene of some of the sport's more sublime moments. Champion Bobby Isaac heeded the apparent warnings of spectral voices and parked his car while leading a race in 1973. Campground revelry underneath the pine-laced hills is epic. And there is the oppressive vibe, borne of the desolation of the place and the sense of impending mayhem whenever cars ply the high-banked, high-speed asphalt of the ...

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