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At NASCAR’s Las Vegas stop, new cars are big deal

LAS VEGAS — Maybe Denny Hamlin can channel his fury over his $25,000 fine from NAS­CAR into a fast finish in the Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hamlin got docked for his pessimistic comments about the new Gen-6 car, yet most drivers think Sunday’s race is their first real chance to test their new vehicles on the intermediate tracks they’re built to race.

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