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Tech Talk: Cup Suspensions & the ROVAL with Mike Wheeler

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

The No. 11 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driven by Denny Hamlin, has not been able to seal the deal to get into Victory Lane yet in 2018. It is all but assured of making the playoffs, but the momentum of a win would go a long way to giving Hamlin a …

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

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

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 changes for 2018. The aged …

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Tech Talk: Mike Wheeler on Bump Stop Material, Hard Landing & Pit Road Practice

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

A typical Talladega race ended with some people thrilled, some people angry and others just disappointed. For Mike Wheeler and the No. 11 team, it was a disappointing race thanks to self-imposed difficulties after back-to-back pit road speeding penalties with driver Denny Hamlin. Looking to rebound, the team is preparing to head to the first …

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

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Crew chief Mike Wheeler on the No. 11 box

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 weekends of racing until the …

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

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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 Vegas was shaping up to …

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