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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

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Who’s in the headline – The latest iteration of the Chase is designed to be all about winning. NASCAR told Kyle Busch that he would be eligible for the Chase if he was able to win and get himself into the top 30 in points after Richmond in the fall. Busch has taken that decision …

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Off the Wall With: Matt DiBenedetto

Matt Dibenedetto on track durng practice at Martinsville Speedway.

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Matt DiBenedetto sets the record straight. What’s fun besides racing? Matt …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson On Slowing Down To Go Fast At New Hampshire

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Kentucky Speedway was a challenge for crew chiefs and teams, especially Chevrolet with new twists introduced on the aero platform. As the series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the package reverts back to the standard one for 2015. As a result, teams are going to face a different variety of challenges on the flat …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Kyle Bsuch celebrates his win in the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

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Who’s in the headline – The new aerodynamic package that debuted at Kentucky will receive much of the press this week. The driver that looked best at adapting to that package this weekend was Kyle Busch. Busch dominated at Kentucky Speedway, leading more than half of the laps and capitalizing on the lesser aero dependence of …

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Off the Wall With: Morgan Shepherd

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week NASCAR veteran Morgan Shepherd fills in the blanks. What’s fun besides racing? Morgan Shepherd: Roller …

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Tech Talk: What the New Rules Changes Will Mean at Kentucky & Beyond

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With the late checkered flag at Daytona and the scheduled test on Wednesday at Kentucky Speedway, the NASCAR crew chiefs were too busy to make time for Tech Talk this week. Instead of leaving our loyal readers without their weekly technical fix, we’ve decided to take a look at the new rules and their potential …

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Tech Talk: “Bono” Manion On Gettin’ a Grip & Keepin’ Cool at Daytona

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

As the series heads to Daytona this week, marking the figurative “midpoint” of the 2015 season Kevin “Bono” Manion is just getting settled in. New to Richard Petty Motorsports, he’s finishing up his second month there after jumping from Tommy Baldwin Racing to be the head wrench for Sam Hornish Jr. The team is coming off …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Who’s in the headline – Racing can involve a myriad of strategies on a normal weekend. On a road course, the options become even more diverse. After three different fuel strategies had all played out, a late-race caution resulted in a majority of the field coming onto pit road with 10 laps to go. Kyle …

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Off the Wall With: Austin Dillon

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NASCAR Sprint Cup sophomore Austin Dillon spills the beans. What’s fun besides racing? Austin Dillon: …

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Tech Talk: Matt Puccia Preps for Sonoma & NASCAR’s New Aero Package

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

One of the biggest misnomers in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing is that off-weekends exist, because when the teams don’t go to the racetrack they simply put their heads down and get caught up on things that have slipped through the weeks of going to the track. They also try and get things prepared for the …

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