Race Weekend Central

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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Tech Talk: BK Racing’s Joe Williams on What Auto Club Speedway Brings to Cup Racing

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Joe Williams is in his second year as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup series. After spending the 2014 season on the box with Ryan Truex for most of the year, he finished up the season guiding JJ Yeley. He is now drawing on the extensive knowledge the grizzled veteran brings to the table …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 At Phoenix

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Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick is starting off the 2015 season in dominating fashion – the first person since Richard Petty in 1974 to start off a season with four straight top-two finishes. Sunday’s victory was his seventh straight, dating back to 2014 and is also second only to The King all-time. Harvick …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brennan Poole on Excitement, Debuts & Talents

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Brennan Poole made his XFINITY Series debut this past weekend for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Woodlands, Texas driver has paid his dues over the last decade, working his way up from dirt tracks in Texas to asphalt bullrings around the Carolinas. He’s notched half a dozen wins in …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kevin Harvick Destroys the Field in Las Vegas

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Who’s in the headline – The driver who was second on the board at the sports books in Vegas when the green flag flew was Kevin Harvick. After Jimmie Johnson had a loose wheel and then blew a tire it was Harvick’s race to lose and he never had a problem until his right rear …

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Tech Talk: Matt McCall on Atlanta Inspections, Trackbar Adjusters & Las Vegas Challenges

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One of the new wrenches on top of a pit box this season is Matt McCall, who has taken over the reins of the No. 1 ride for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. McCall is a racer and an engineer who is from the Denver, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – There are several headlines from this weekend but the biggest is Jimmie Johnson scoring his fourth career Atlanta Motor Speedway win in impressive fashion after having to start at the tail of the field due to failing to pass technical inspection on Friday. The 6-time champion carved through the field …

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