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Mike Neff

Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Sprint Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Thursday with Tech Talk. Mike works as track announcer for Millbridge Speedway and East Lincoln Speedway, local bullrings based outside of Charlotte, and pops up everywhere from Athlon Sports to SIRIUS XM Radio.

Tech Talk: “Bono” Manion On Gettin’ a Grip & Keepin’ Cool at Daytona

(Photo: Mike Neff)

As the series heads to Daytona this week, marking the figurative “midpoint” of the 2015 season Kevin “Bono” Manion is just getting settled in. New to Richard Petty Motorsports, he’s finishing up his second month there after jumping from Tommy Baldwin Racing to be the head wrench for Sam Hornish, Jr. …

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Tech Talk: On a Cup Off-Weekend, a Little R&D

NASCAR R&D Center 2015 Mike Neff

Friday morning before the Coca-Cola 600, Frontstretch was invited to participate in a media tour of the NASCAR R&D facility. The facility serves multiple purposes for the sport including safety innovation, which was the primary focus of the tour. It  also handles the post-race technical inspections, part testing, chassis certification, …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff on Safety, Horsepower & Tight Nuts

Credit: Mike Neff

The Sprint Cup Series moves from the relatively flat track of Pocono Raceway to the high banked, high speed venue of Michigan International Speedway this weekend. The challenges switch from turning through the flat corners and navigating the bumps of the tunnel turn to minimizing drag while making the car …

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