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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire

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Who’s in the headline – The headlines are crowded after Loudon, but Matt Kenseth gets the bold print. Kevin Harvick tried to stretch fuel but came up two laps short and Brad Keselowski was penalized for jumping a restart, which took him out of contention for the win. Kenseth was the driver who conserved his equipment …

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Off the Wall With: Daniel Hemric

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In the spotlight this week: Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Hemric. What’s fun besides racing? Daniel Hemric: Race, and work on racecars. What’s the top item on your bucket list? Hemric: Skydive without someone hooked to me. Your go-to on movie night is: Hemric: Days of Thunder. What’s one item that’s always in your …

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

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The 1-mile racetrack 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 this season, getting the car to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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Who’s in the headline – Dave Rogers made a call to stay out on a late-race caution and Denny Hamlin restarted the race in third with five laps to go. He went three-wide on the bottom of the track, cleared Jeff Gordon in turns 1 and 2, passed Kurt Busch as they spilled onto the …

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Off the Wall With: Alex Bowman

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In the spotlight this week: Rising Sprint Cup star Alex Bowman What’s fun besides racing? Alex Bowman: All car related stuff. I do a lot of building my own street cars, modifying stuff and stuff like that. I have a lot of friends who do the same stuff. What’s the top item on your bucket …

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Tech Talk: Tommy Baldwin on How the Digital Dash Is Good for NASCAR

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Tommy Baldwin is not just the crew chief of the No. 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by Alex Bowman. He’s also the owner. The longtime crew chief brings a unique perspective to the job and also provides some interesting insight into next season and this year’s Chase. In this week’s Tech Talk, Baldwin talks …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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Who’s in the headline – Matt Kenseth is peaking at the right time. The 2003 champion has won three of the last six races and heads into the Chase as the hottest driver in the sport. Joe Gibbs Racing had three of the top-six finishers, and at one point early in the race, had all …

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Off the Wall With: Matt Kenseth

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On the spot this week: 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth What’s fun besides racing? Matt Kenseth: Nothing, this is it. This is going to be quicker than you thought isn’t it? What’s the top item on your bucket list? Kenseth: I spend a lot of time playing with my kids when we’re not at …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Darlington Tire Wear, Richmond Grooves

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Tony Gibson has been around this sport for a very long time; as such, he’s seen quite a few changes since he was a member of the 1992 NASCAR Cup Series championship team of Alan Kulwicki. Things are now coming full circle and the sport is getting back to the lower downforce cars that he …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Southern 500

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Who’s in the headline – While Carl Edwards’s name appears in the headlines, it is his pit crew that deserves the accolades. The new aero package provided some great racing and passing opportunities, but the race came down to an eight-lap dash for the cash. Fresh tires were good enough for 15–20 laps, so whoever …

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