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NASCAR officials met with team principals on Tuesday to discuss upcoming initiative for the new season.

One subject discussed was the possibility of a one-day test at Talladega before the Charlotte open test on March 23-24, people with knowledge of the talks told FOXSports.com. Sprint Cup Series director John Darby confirmed that NASCAR is looking for a date. The one-day session at the superspeedway will help determine which restrictor plate will be used at the track and will allow teams to use spoilers instead of a rear wing.

Other topics on the table included moving the fuel hole forward on the cars to accommodate the spoiler and shrinking the number of Goodyear test participants to three teams per test once again. Roush Fenway Racing crashed the three-car testing policy in Darlington in 2007 during the Car of Tomorrow rollout, prompting Goodyear to change their rules and invite representatives from each manufacturer. Now with Penske Racing providing the only Dodges in the garage, the sentiment from the competition is that the team’s camp would have an unfair advantage.

Two additional areas on the 2011 radar include fuel injection and cost containment.

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