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Driver Kasey Kahne shows intensity during practice at the Phoenix International Raceway

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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #4 Red Bull Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 25, 2011 in Avondale, Ariz.

Mlive.com story: Keep your eyes on the nose as NASCAR heads to Phoenix

Steve Kaminski of The Grand Rapids Press writes:
NASCAR Sprint Cup cars debuted its new nose last weekend at Daytona.

Just how the cars will react on the Phoenix track is the big story heading into the second race of the season, but I think it will be all good. The cars will have more downforce and will handle better in traffic.