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Tech Talk: Laser Inspection Failure & Alternate Tire Compounds with Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson and the No. 41 crew of Kurt Busch have been trying to find speed in their non-restrictor plate cars since their season-opening victory in the Daytona 500. This past weekend at Kansas Speedway, it appeared as though they, along with the No. 4 car of Kevin Harvick and …

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Tech Talk: Aero, Crash Damage & Experience Heading to Talladega with Jason Ratcliff

Coming off a disappointing result at Richmond International Raceway, finishing 23rd after winning the pole and leading the most laps, Jason Ratcliff and his No. 20 team driven by Matt Kenseth head to Talladega Superspeedway with a renewed confidence that they’ll have a shot at a victory. Ratcliff believes his …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens on Truck Arms, Tire Circumference & Compounds

Spending an extra day at Bristol Motor Speedway was a forgone conclusion based on the weather forecast before last weekend. Unfortunately for Trent Owens and his No. 37 team driven by Chris Buescher, the race on Monday ended prematurely thanks to a racing deal near lap 50. Owens still had …

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Tech Talk: Aerodynamics & Vertical Loads with Tony Gibson

Teams do a lot of different things during an off-week. Tony Gibson, crew chief for Kurt Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, went to the mountains of Tennessee and ran around for most of the week in side-by-sides. He was able to do that peacefully because his team …

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Tech Talk: Tires, Shocks & Unknowns with Jason Ratcliff

Coming off a challenging weekend at Martinsville Speedway, where qualifying was canceled and teams had to start on points, Jason Ratcliff and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team for Matt Kenseth had to battle hard but managed to overcome that initial deficit to come home in ninth. The outside …

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Tech Talk: Aerodynamics & Tires Are On Tony Gibson’s Mind Pre-Fontana

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is very much an exercise in, “What have you done for me lately?” Even if you win the biggest race of the season, you have to get right back after it the next weekend. Tony Gibson and his No. 41 team, driven by Kurt …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff Talks Segment Strategies, Multi-Zone Tires and Turn Radii

Three races into 2017 and crew chiefs are still in the early stages of figuring out the latest edition of the low-downforce package. Aside from Daytona International Speedway, which is a restrictor plate race, the other two events have been the first real tests with the new package. It is …

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Trent Owens Talks Tires, Shocks, Springs, Bumps and Pit Windows for Atlanta in Tech Talk

After a little time away from the pit box, Trent Owens is back on top of one for 2017. Owens will be directing the operation for Chris Buescher in the No. 37. After a run at Daytona that ended in a torn up race car, Owens is ready to take …

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