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

Jason Ratcliff Bank of America 500 2015 Cup Charlotte 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

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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

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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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Tech Talk: Trent Owens On Martinsville Handling, Truck Arms & Tire Wear

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The No. 43 and Martinsville Speedway are synonymous with each other. Richard Petty took the car to victory lane 15 times in his career. North Wilkesboro was the only other track where The King took as many checkered flags first. Prior to Aric Almirola’s win at Daytona in 2014 the …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens on Dealing with Low Downforce, Tires & Traction

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One of the new additions to the Tech Talk lineup for 2016 is Trent Owens, the crew chief for Aric Almirola. This is Owens’ third year on the box for Almirola. Owens adds a special perspective on the sport. He is the nephew of Richard Petty and his father, Randy …

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