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Tech Talk: Matt Puccia on Greg Biffle’s Talladega Chances & Roush’s New Cars

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Greg Biffle‘s first career Cup victory took place at Daytona in 2003 in a restrictor-plate race, while his best finish at Talladega was last spring. Matt Puccia, his crew chief, is rather excited about going to the longest track on the schedule this weekend, and after a difficult outing at Richmond he is hoping to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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Who’s in the headline – Kurt Busch started off the year watching the Daytona 500 from his couch thanks to a NASCAR suspension. After getting back in the car at Phoenix, he was fast from the drop of the green flag. He had a win stolen by a questionable caution at Fontana but now has …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson On His Bristol Kidney Stone & Richmond’s Flat Corners

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Tony Gibson had his team poised for a great run on Sunday at Bristol but had to watch it from his motor home thanks to a second kidney stone this season. His team was in contention for the win before a late race mishap from someone else’s problem took it away from them. Now he …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol

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Who’s in the headline – Matt Kenseth has waited 51 races to visit Victory Lane. Great strategy by his crew chief Jason Ratcliff and enough luck to avoid all of the carnage that befell so many others both contributed to the win. While Kenseth downplayed it, driver ability obviously contributed greatly as well. In the …

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Tech Talk: With Jason Ratcliff for the Last Great Colosseum & Trying to Make Advances Without Testing

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With Joe Gibbs Racing coming off of a victory at Martinsville for Denny Hamlin and a top-five finish for Matt Kenseth, the organization was ready to get back to its winning ways at a mile-and-a-half track. But when the checkered flag flew over Texas, only one of its four teams finished in the top 10, and …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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Who’s in the headline – After Martinsville two weeks ago, there was all kinds of talk about snippy radio chatter between Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson. It wasn’t the first time fans have heard the two snark back and forth when they were having a less than average day. At times, just like a happy marriage, their …

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Tech Talk: “Bono” Gets Buff For Texas

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Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion has been on both sides of the fence when it comes to big or small race teams. He is now turning the wrenches for Tommy Baldwin Racing with Alex Bowman behind the wheel. After missing the Daytona 500 the team has tried to claw its way into the top 20 in points. They …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Easter Off-Weekend – It is Kevin Harvick’s World, Everyone Else is Just Looking for a Nut

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Who’s in the headline – There are multiple story lines in play over the first two months of the Cup season. Kevin Harvick has picked up where he left off the 2014 season as the dominant car on the circuit. Penske Racing is still carrying the banner for the Ford contingent while Toyota was finally …

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Tech Talk: Matt Puccia Pushes Us Into The Off Weekend

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Greg Biffle is oldest and wisest among the drivers who currently call Roush Fenway Racing home. He has been struggling mightily since last season and things haven’t looked much better in 2015. However, crew chief Matt Puccia is working hard to make his cars as good as they can be. Puccia sat down with Frontstretch …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville

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Who’s in the headline – Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates have struggled for over a year to get its cars back into Victory Lane. The cure for what ails a team can be heading to a place where the driver feels extra comfortable. With four Ridgeway clocks already in his home, Martinsville Speedway …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson on Kurt Busch’s Hot Start & What to Expect at Martinsville

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Tony Gibson started the year off with Regan Smith behind the wheel while NASCAR had Kurt Busch on suspension but he was still working with Busch during that time, so when his usual driver came back last week they hit the track fast. Last week at Auto Club Speedway, they were three-quarters of a lap …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Who’s in the headline – Brad Keselowski may get credit for the win, but Kurt Busch is in the spotlight for how close he came to taking the checkered flag in his second race back from suspension. Busch was leading when a caution flag flew with less than two laps to go, one that resulted in a …

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