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Tech Talk: Soft Springs, Sway Bars & Wider Transmission Ratios with Justin Alexander

Taking the green flag and being involved in a wreck before you make it back to the start-finish line is a recipe for a terrible day — just ask Austin Dillon. But in the end, Dillon’s crew chief, Justin Alexander, was able to guide his team to a 21st-place finish …

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Tech Talk: Bono Manion Explains Modifieds, Different Truck Setups, Benefits of Shorter Schedule

Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion has been around racing for years and spends a lot of time working on his Modified, which he races whenever he has the available time. He is currently a crew chief for Kyle Busch Motorsports after having led Martin Truex Jr. to multiple Busch Series titles and …

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Tech Talk: Smooth Surface, Aero and Mechanical Grip All in Play with Trent Owens

Trent Owens and his No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing team had a long weekend at New Hampshire. They are now packed up and heading to Indianapolis for another flat race track, although this one presents a whole new set of challenges. The sticky stuff threw Owens a challenge at Loudon …

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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Rotating Corners with Loose Racecars and More

Kurt Busch’s No. 41 team looked like it would earn another good finish at an intermediate track after the first couple of months of the year were a struggle. Unfortunately for them, a rear gear issue resulted in a DNF with less than two laps to go at Kentucky Speedway. The …

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Tech Talk: G-Forces, Part Failure & Corner Entries with Jason Ratcliff

After the longest race of the year, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads off to one of the toughest tracks on the schedule. The concrete high banks of Dover International Speedway tests man and machine thanks to its high banks, high speeds and unique transitions into and out of …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens & VHT, Durable Bump Stops & Driver Comfort

Trent Owens, crew chief for Chris Buescher, had the opportunity to take a second driver to the All-Star Race last weekend. Similar to his last experience, running a JTG Daugherty Racing entry limited his opportunities since the small organization does not have a fleet of cars and therefore risks destroying …

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