NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at Talladega

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NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Lessons We Learned at Talladega
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After the superspeedway race at Talladega this Sunday, we learned a few lessons.

One, for example, is how these types of races can cause big shifts in the point standings.

It's part of the reason why drivers are so worried about surviving every time they get here during the chase.  One wrong move, or simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time, can send a driver spiraling down the points standings.

While the biggest movers points-wise this Sunday were Jeff Gordon, who moved up four spots, and Dale Jr., who moved down four spots, a lot happened at this crazy superspeedway.

Most of the drivers, for example, ended up getting caught in a huge wreck that was started by Tony Stewart as they were racing on the final lap.

Different strategies failed and in the end Matt Kenseth would prove he dominates at restrictor plate pack racing like we saw on Sunday.

Here are 10 lessons we learned at Talladega.

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