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NASCAR mulls ban of Top-35 rule

Updated: July 26, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- NASCAR's rule guaranteeing the top 35 teams in the Sprint Cup series a spot in each race may be going away in 2013.

Vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said on Thursday that NASCAR is talking to teams about doing away with guaranteed starting spots in the Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series with the hope of putting more emphasis on qualifying.

"People want to see it go back to where speed gets you in,'' Pemberton said from the infield at ...

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