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The Shootout could be a wild, 75-lap event.

“Who knows how it’s going to work out?” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said.

Drivers with teammates in the field should have an advantage, especially if the race ends up being decided by two-car hookups.

“Everybody is trying to figure out who to push, when to push and how long to push,” Busch said.

The speeds weren’t the only eye-opener Friday. The lights on the backstretch went out during the second practice session, with several cars racing through the dark at 200-plus mph. Track officials quickly halted the session, parked the cars and got the problem fixed.