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Tech Talk: On a Cup Off-Weekend, a Little R&D

NASCAR R&D Center 2015 Mike Neff

Friday morning before the Coca-Cola 600, Frontstretch was invited to participate in a media tour of the NASCAR R&D facility. The facility serves multiple purposes for the sport including safety innovation, which was the primary focus of the tour. It  also handles the post-race technical inspections, part testing, chassis certification, …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff on Safety, Horsepower & Tight Nuts

Credit: Mike Neff

The Sprint Cup Series moves from the relatively flat track of Pocono Raceway to the high banked, high speed venue of Michigan International Speedway this weekend. The challenges switch from turning through the flat corners and navigating the bumps of the tunnel turn to minimizing drag while making the car …

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Tech Talk: Matt Puccia on Greg Biffle’s Talladega Chances & Roush’s New Cars

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Greg Biffle‘s first career Cup victory took place at Daytona in 2003 in a restrictor plate race, while his best finish at Talladega was last spring. Matt Puccia, his crew chief, is rather excited about going to the longest track on the schedule this weekend, and after a difficult outing …

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Tech Talk with Jason Ratcliff for the Last Great Coliseum & Trying to Make Advances Without Testing

(Credit: Mike Neff)

With Joe Gibbs Racing coming off of a victory at Martinsville for Denny Hamlin and a top-5 finish for Matt Kenseth, the organization was ready to get back to its winning ways at a mile-and-a-half track. But when the checkered flag flew over Texas, only one of its four teams finished …

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