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

Credit : Mike Neff

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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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

Credit : Mike Neff

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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