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Tech Talk: Slip Angles, Minimal Chassis Travel & Bump Stops at Texas with Tony Gibson

Last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, the No. 41 team more than 90 percent of the race in the top 15. Unfortunately for them, the race went 505 laps and they were turned into the wall coming to the checkered flag. The end result was a 22nd-place finish, coming after another …

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Tech Talk: Ambient Temperatures, Drive Off & Plenty of Tire Talk with Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander was in the same boat as everyone else on the pit boxes Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The tires were giving up quickly and the drivers, including Alexander’s in Austin Dillon, were screaming that they wanted them replaced quickly. NASCAR also limited the tire inventory, so it made for …

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Tech Talk: Chassis Travel, Rear-End Shims & Tire Test Philosophy with Tony Gibson

The food processor that was Talladega Superspeedway chewed up and spit out more than 30 cars on Sunday. Unfortunately for Tony Gibson, his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford driven by Kurt Busch was one of them and he ended up with a 25th-place finish. Heading into Kansas Speedway, it is …

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Tech Talk: Cooling, Bumps & New Rules with Drew Blickensderfer

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are hot and heavy heading into Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the time constraints on teams are ramping up.¬†Drew¬†Blickensderfer and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team, driven by Aric Almirola, has had a challenging season with the team’s driver having to sit out …

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Tech Talk: Justin Alexander Talks Suspension, Aero & Strategy for Dover

After two races in the playoffs, the No. 3 of Austin Dillon is in a tie with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the final spot to transfer into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Making the playoffs is a big deal for an organization, but advancing …

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Tech Talk: Tires, Drive Off & Turning Are On Jason Ratcliff’s Mind

Being in the final 16 of the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series adds a lot of pressure to race teams for sure, and that was evident at Chicagoland Speedway last Sunday when people were speeding on pit road, leaving lug nuts loose and jumping over the wall …

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