Race Weekend Central

Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff Talks Shocks, Drafting And Setup At Michigan

As the Sprint Cup series heads back to Michigan International Speedway, the tires and aerodynamics of the race cars will be the big topics of discussion this week. The speeds at Michigan earlier this year were the highest we’ve seen all season. The tires used have been heavily scrutinized due to the repaving of the …

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NASCAR Tech Talk: Air Flow, Pit Strategy And Driver Comfort

2014 Dover I Cup Greg Biffle Car Cia

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Matt Puccia is on the pit box for his fourth year in the Cup Series with Greg Biffle. They have been in the mix all season for a Chase spot, and while they haven’t scored a win to “lock” themselves in, the team is keeping close to the “points bubble” in order to make the …

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Tech Talk with Tony Gibson for Indianapolis – Tire concerns, Two Grooves and Today’s Car Compared to 1992’s

2014 Sonoma Cup Danica Patrick Tony Gibson Cia

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The Cup Series is heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the 20th Anniversary of the Brickyard 400. The race at the legendary speedway has propelled many drivers to a series title and has also made a career for some others. Tony Gibson has been there for all 20 of them and he’s seen …

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Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

Ryan Blaney Qualifying In 2013 At Eldora Speedway Camping World Trucks Mike Neff

With the success of the Eldora Truck Series event, could a Cup race at the facility be on the horizon? Credit: Mike Neff

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend and, for the second year in a row, the Truck Series is headed to Eldora Speedway for the only NASCAR national touring series race on dirt. Last year there were many lessons learned and this year will certainly hold more. In an effort to understand some …

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Tech Talk with Bono Manion: Daytona – Splitters, Tires and Engine Cooling

2014 Michigan I Cup Michael Annett Cia

The No. 7 team of Tommy Baldwin Racing is continuing to show improvement most every week. This past weekend the teamy scored an 18th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway with driver Michael Annett. It was the team’s fourth Top 20 finish of the season and their best non-restrictor plate finish of the season. Crew Chief Kevin …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff On Michigan Speed, Fuel Mileage And The Rules Box

2014 Dover I Cup Matt Kenseth Car Cia

The No. 20 team was faced with some very difficult circumstances this past weekend at Pocono. Their car was severely damaged early in the race, through contact with Jamie McMurray and they were forced to make extensive band-aid repairs to try and get their car to the finish. Remarkably, driver Matt Kenseth was not only …

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Tech Talk With “Bono” Manion: Pocono Shifting, Ride Height and Pavement

The No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team makes the most of every dime they have. Scoring strong finishes goes a long way both mentally and monetarily for the whole organization. Even when the finish doesn’t match the ability of the effort, small victories can be claimed. Sunday was one of those days. Michael Annett was …

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Tech Talk: “Bono” Manion Explains How To Tackle Kansas Under The Lights

Kevin “Bono” Manion is working hard to gain some experience for Michael Annett and his No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team. A 16th-place finish at Talladega was a much-needed, solid run for the group, which is now ready to hit Kansas with some momentum. The organization may have few amenities compared to its bigger rivals, …

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