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Tech Talk: Chris Heroy Talks Side Skirts, Hard Tires and Sand Blasting at Phoenix

4-6 March 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Brian Scott and Chris Heroy
© 2016, Nigel Kinrade
NKP

The Cup season is down to the penultimate round in the desert at Phoenix International Raceway. Chris Heroy and his No. 44 team just found out that their driver, Brian Scott, is retiring after the season so they are preparing for his final two races. The mile track in Phoenix will …

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Tech Talk: Brake Temperature & Bump Stop Shims with Tony Gibson

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

The No. 41 team driven by Kurt Busch put itself behind the eight ball at Martinsville Speedway thanks to a poor showing by its standards. The entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization struggled all weekend, and it didn’t get any better during the race. As a result, crew chief Tony Gibson and …

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Tech Talk: Matt McCall on Martinsville Strategy, Tires & Brake Cooling

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

Having been eliminated from Chase contention, the sole focus of the No. 1 team of Jamie McMurray is to win a race before the end of the 2016 season. McMurray has won two poles at the half-mile track in southern Virginia, and his average finish there is among his best on …

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Tech Talk: Springs, Shock, Fuel Mileage & Wooden Gas Pedals with Chris Heroy

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Heading into Talladega Superspeedway, the crew chiefs in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series have many sleepless nights. In the end, it is probably the track where they make least impact of any race during the season. Chris Heroy and his No. 44 team, driven by Brian Scott, roll in knowing their …

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Tech Talk: Chris Heroy Talks Fuel Mileage, Pit Stalls & Getting Better

4-6 March 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Brian Scott and Chris Heroy
© 2016, Nigel Kinrade
NKP

Richard Petty Motorsports has made some recent changes in its organization. While the No. 43 team was changed on top of the pit box, the No. 44 stayed the same. As a result they’re making a change in its lineup and having Chris Heroy pick up where Trent Owens left …

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Tech Talk: Matt McCall Talks Spring Rates, Pit Selection and Sway Bars

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

While Matt McCall’s team didn’t win the race in Michigan last weekend the win did come within the organization, and that has to be a boost of confidence for his No. 1 team. McCall’s group, and their driver Jamie McMurray crossed the line in eighth place and gained some points in …

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Tech Talk: Tires, Aero, Firewalls and Fuel with Jason Ratcliff

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

Bristol Motor Speedway presented NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams with a myriad of challenges last weekend, from rosin on the bottom groove to rain delays. Heading into the Irish Hills of Michigan, teams will have a few more options. The wide racing surface at Michigan International Speedway always offers a …

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