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Tech Talk: Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion Gets Down and Dirty at Eldora

19-20 July, 2016, Rossburg, Ohio USA
Cody Coughlin
©2016, Brett Moist

Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion spent years in the Cup series after successfully leading Martin Truex, Jr. to two XFINITY series titles. After leaving Richard Petty Motorsports, Manion ventured to Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2016 season, heading up the No. 51 team. This season marked his first visit to Eldora Speedway and …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens Discusses Michigan Rules Package, About-Facing for Sonoma

Credit : Mike Neff

A week off for the Cup series allowed Trent Owens, crew chief of Aric Almirola‘s No. 43 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, to spend a week at the beach and think about anything but racecars. Regardless, he feels like the series rules package run at Michigan International Speedway …

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Tech Talk: NASCAR’s Gene Stefanyshyn Breaks Down Rules Package Changes & the Process Behind Them

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 18:  Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development, speaks with Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota, during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rules Test at Michigan International Speedway on August 18, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Robert Reiners/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR’s low downforce aerodynamic package for 2016 was implemented to try and make the racing better, and no matter your allegiances, it is true, based on any metric or eye test you’d like to perform, that the competition this season has been better as a result. There have been a couple …

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Tech Talk: Matt McCall Talks Tires, Fuel Strategy & Rule Adaptations

Matt McCall Martinsville 2015 Mike Neff

Pocono Raceway is unlike any other race track. Not only does it have three turns, but each one is also unique in terms of radius and banking. Setting a car up is all about compromise and finding a fast way through all three corners while maximizing the turn that a …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff Discusses Tire Wear for the Season’s Longest Race

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

Jason Ratcliff guided the No. 20 Dollar General team for Joe Gibbs Racing, driven by Matt Kenseth, to their first win of the season at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago. Last weekend he tried to utilize pit strategy to help his team overcome a poor qualifying position in the All-Star Race, but …

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Tech Talk: The Newest Rule Changes for the All-Star Race with Trent Owens

Trent Owens Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

Trent Owens and his No. 43 team, driven by Aric Almirola, have been in the All-Star Race before.  But if they are going to make it there this year, they’ll have to earn it through the All-Star Showdown or via the fan vote, as Almirola did not qualify for one …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Chassis Fatigue, Pit Selection & Lug Nut Violations

Tony Gibson Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

The No. 41 team of Kurt Busch, led by crew chief Tony Gibson, has been knocking on the door of a win this season. While they haven’t made it to Victory Lane yet, Busch and co. have shown speed and a handle for the new aero package. Kansas Speedway was …

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