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Tech Talk: How Darlington Chews Up Tires with Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson was under the weather for a little while in the middle of the summer, but he’s back and ready to rumble in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Stewart-Haas Racing’s production manager took advantage of the series’ final off-week of the season to get cars lined up for …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens Speaks to Vertical Loads & Brakes for Bristol

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the high-banked, concrete half-mile in the Smoky Mountains that is Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. Teams are faced with many different challenges getting the cars ready for the race — and completely different circumstances once the race begins. One thing is for …

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Tech Talk: Tire Spring Rates, Five Minute Clocks and Engine Temperatures with Justin Alexander for Michigan

Heading to the Irish Hills of Michigan will test the reflexes of everyone with the fastest racetrack NASCAR competes at during the season. The teams have quite a few different challenges facing them, with the track that is still holding onto the newness of the repave that happened several years …

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Tech Talk: Mike Wheeler on Brakes, Pit Stops & Technical Inspection

The challenges of road course racing are many and diverse. From pit strategy to suspension pliability and brake cooling, there are more options on the road courses than any other tracks that the series visits. This week, heading to Watkins Glen, the teams are looking at a track that is …

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Tech Talk: Center Turn, Brakes and Rear Camber with Trent Owens

The only trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 is coming this weekend. Teams will be trying to master the Magic Mile and break the stranglehold that the three dominant drivers of the year currently have over the sport. There are a …

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Tech Talk: Justin Alexander on Minimal Bumps at Kentucky

For the second straight week the Cup Series races will be held on Saturday night. The action at Daytona last weekend saw most of the field involved in incidents. This weekend’s race will likely be less catastrophic, but there will still be many challenges facing the race teams. Fresh pavement, …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson & Daytona Downforce, Air Flow & Spoiler Angels

Racing leaves one team happy and the rest wondering, “What if?” Last Sunday (July 1) at Chicagoland Speedway, that couldn’t have been more true for the Stewart-Haas Racing teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as they all led the race and were among the best cars on track …

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Tech Talk: Aerodynamics & Big Guys Sitting on a Window with Mike Wheeler

As the dog days of summer approach, the schedule has a switch this season with Chicagoland Speedway moving to the week before Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The teams will have to deal with different weather and a new tire in addition to the rules …

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