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Beyond the Cockpit: Tommy Baldwin on Owning His Team, Hall of Fame and the Number Seven

Michael Annett’s No. 7 car is just one of two fielded by Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Tommy Baldwin has been involved in racing since he was a youngster, an innovative mechanic who worked his way up to NASCAR Cup crew chief by 1997. In 2008, he was working in that role for Bill Davis when he was informed that the team was closing. He purchased the equipment and took advantage of the downsizing …

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Tech Talk with Tony Gibson: Taking Stock Of Danica Patrick In Year Two

Tony Gibson, shown here with Hendrick’s Kenny Francis, had a great deal of success at Richmond during the “old days” with Ryan Newman’s No. 39. Can he pull the same step up with Danica Patrick’s No. 10?

A week off is a very rare gem for NASCAR crew chiefs. This past week, Danica Patrick head wrench Tony Gibson took full advantage of the hole in the schedule to get away and get dirty. He spent time with family and friends riding off-road vehicles in Georgia, time off the grid which helped him recharge the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – The Off Week Season Review

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.‘s win started the season with a bang. But will interest remain throughout the year?

Key Moment – The key moment of the 2014 season came during the Media Tour in Charlotte, when Brian France came to the podium and announced more changes to the Chase. NASCAR’s tried in vain, for years to emphasize winning, and it never came to fruition… until that very speech. The adjustments announced that cold day in January, ever …

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Tech Talk With “Bono” Manion: Has NASCAR’s Track Too Tough To Tame Gone… Too Nice?

Tommy Baldwin racing continues to chase the dream on a fraction of the budget of the big race teams. A strategy call that goes wrong can cost them half a dozen positions on the race track and that can drop them into the perilous ‘must qualify on time’ area of the point standings. However, the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2014 Duck Commander 500 at Texas

Key Moment – As Joey Logano came out of turn 4, heading to the flagstand for the white flag, Kurt Busch’s car that had lost a left rear tire began spreading debris on the track and race control called for a caution. The ensuing pit stops saw Jeff Gordon take two tires, along with Brian Vickers. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Greg Biffle Talks Everything From Extension To Animals

Greg Biffle has been with Roush Fenway Racing since he broke into the Cup Series full-time in 2003. During his 12 full years of competing at NASCAR’s top level, he’s finished top 5 in points three times, as recently as 2012 but has yet to win the series championship. Though he is off to a slow …

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