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Restrictor-plate rules OK, Allison says

Updated: April 27, 2009, 2:24 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Bobby Allison left Talladega Superspeedway before Carl Edwards' car hurled into the safety fence and showered the stands with debris.

Allison listened to the scary and spectacular ending on the radio, then caught replays of the crash Monday morning -- a scene that looked eerily familiar. It was Allison's twisting, airborne spin in 1987 that led to restrictor plates the following year at Talladega.

The driver in part responsible for the change, designed to slow down ...

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