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Tech Talk: Talking Phoenix Sun, Sand & More with Matt Puccia

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The season is winding down, and teams who aren’t in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway are already starting to get ready for 2016. That is especially true for Matt Puccia, who switches to a different role next season within the Roush Fenway Racing organization after serving …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Grooves, Pit Stops & Restart Ratios

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The No. 41 team of Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing was poised to lay a solid foundation for getting out of the penultimate round of the Chase at Martinsville last weekend before Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth got together on a late-race restart. The resulting contact heavily damaged the car and …

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Tech Talk: Talking Martinsville Pit Selection & Track Position with Jason Ratcliff

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the only track on the circuit that has been part of every season since the beginning of NASCAR. The half-mile track in Martinsville, Va., has been called two drag strips connected by two U-turns. It will be close quarters racing with tempers sure …

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Tech Talk: Huge Loads and Optimum Cambers with Jason Ratcliff

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Winning fixes everything, even if there wasn’t anything broken. Matt Kenseth, Jason Ratcliff and the No. 20 team played strategy well at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and came home with the victory last weekend. There are many things that come into play for a team to win a Cup Series race …

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Tech Talk: Truck Arms & Pinion Angles with Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion

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The 1-mile race track in Loudon, New Hampshire, provides some unique challenges to race teams. For a team that isn’t in the Chase, the test is to compete and try and win the event while not interfering with the teams racing for the championship. As a team that hasn’t won …

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