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Tech Talk: New Notes for New Texas Surface with Mike Wheeler

After the first break of the season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series series is ready to head to the Lone Star State for another crack at the newly reconfigured Texas Motor Speedway. Teams have survived the West Coast swing and are settling in for a stretch of 10 straight …

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Tech Talk: Justin Alexander on Air Pressures, Brake Cooling & Face Tattoos

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads this weekend to the only track on the current schedule that was on the original Cup schedule, Martinsville Speedway. After winning the Daytona 500, the No. 3 of Austin Dillon has been struggling to be a factor on the downforce racetracks of the …

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Tech Talk: Early Season Domination, Common Splitters, Pit Guns & Big Fish with Tony Gibson

This year is going to be a little different with Tony Gibson in Tech Talk. He is not on top of a pit box for 2018, and will instead be an integral part of the preparation of all of the Stewart-Haas Racing entries in NASCAR. If the first four races …

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Tech Talk: Mike Wheeler On Cross Country Car Swaps, Aerodynamics and Pit Guns

A new addition to the Tech Talk lineup for 2018 is Mike Wheeler, the crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 team. This week, he looks back at his team’s weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, before talking about his preparations for Phoenix (ISM Speedway). The race in …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens on Pit Guns & West Coast Swing Logistics

The first two races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season are in the books, and now the teams are packing up their games and heading out west. Last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a more accurate picture of what most races on the 2018 season …

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Tech Talk: Daytona 500-Winning Crew Chief Justin Alexander Discusses 2018 Rule Changes

For the second year in a row, the crew chief in the Daytona 500 edition of Tech Talk went on to win the race, as Justin Alexander followed in the footsteps of Tony Gibson to score the victory in the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff on Optimum Air Pressures, Short-Run Speed & Late-Race Adjustments

Victory always tastes sweet but it is exceptionally sweet when it arrives in the final races of a driver’s career with an organization. Jason Ratcliff guided the No. 20 team and driver Matt Kenseth to the win at Phoenix. A fast car all weekend, combined with some excellent adjustments for …

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Tech Talk: Sun, Sand & Spring Rates with Trent Owens

As the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season winds down, there are eight teams that still have a chance to win the title. Other teams, meanwhile, have different priorities, whether it is trying to finish fifth, 17th or 25th in points. As a result, some teams are already experimenting …

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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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