TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kevin Harvick started Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway on the pole as he seeks his fourth victory of the season.
Lined up next to Harvick is teammate Kurt Busch. The Stewart-Haas Racing Fords appear to be as strong as they were in the season-opening Daytona 500. Busch is seeking his first Talladega win.
Daytona and Talladega are the only two race tracks in NASCAR where the series requires horsepower-sapping restrictor plates. The size of those plates was changed on Friday after Jamie McMurray rolled multiple times in an accident during a practice session.
Harvick and Kyle Busch are tied with a series-best three victories. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the defending race winner and Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500.
Kyle Busch enters on a three-race winning streak.
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