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  1. Make-or-break time: How they make the brakes

    Bill Borden

    Like other parts of the new car, brakes are still a work in progress. Brake supplier Brembo has a strict and lengthy process when it is creating a new braking system.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2008
  2. Wheel manufacturers set tougher-than-required standards

    Bill Borden

    Wheels used in NASCAR rarely get mentioned in race coverage. And that's a good thing for the manufacturers that exceed minimum safety standards.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2008
  3. Aerodynamic gains outweigh other considerations in choosing shock...

    Bill Borden

    Learn more about bump stops, which help keep the front end of the race car low to the ground by limiting the upward travel or compression of the front suspension.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2008
  4. Exposure to high temperatures could have long-term effects

    Bill Borden

    NASCAR's new car, or COT, has made remarkable strides in safety, but some design features have created problems with heat inside the cockpit.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  5. Cup car's wing has a downforce to be reckoned with

    Bill Borden

    Switching from a spoiler to a rear wing has proven to be more than just an aesthetic change as NASCAR teams are still learning to adjust aerodynamically.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2008
  6. AVL dynamometers simulate race conditions for key parts of race c...

    Bill Borden

    How can Sprint Cup teams accurately test engines without leaving the shop? The richest ones use an AVL dynamometer to make an engine think it's in a car on that week's track.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2008
  7. Car knowledge can't be measured in degrees

    Bill Borden

    They don't make 'em the way they used to, but what drivers and mechanics of days gone by lacked in schooling they made up for in good, old-fashioned intuitive physics.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  8. Importance of reading tires is not over-inflated

    Bill Borden

    NASCAR team crew members are constantly taking temperatures and other measurements to get all four tires to achieve maximum grip during a race.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2008
  9. A look at NASCAR's rule book shows the seriousness of fuel, safet...

    Bill Borden

    Through necessity and the need to protect drivers, crews and fans, fuel cells have evolved into a far safer part of on NASCAR Sprint Cup cars.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  10. Forget the past and race like there's no tomorrow

    Bill Borden

    Racing a full slate with the COT created uncertainty and heightened expectations, so here's a look at the new car's impact a quarter of the way through the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2008
  11. COT brings return of driving after years of just steering

    Bill Borden

    The COT has brought a refocused reliance on suspension versus aerodynamics and drivers are still adjusting. Bill Borden explains the nuances of tight, loose, balanced and neutral.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2008
  12. Setup specialists strive to have all parts working in harmony

    Bill Borden

    Keeping tires firmly planted on the ground requires choosing shocks and springs that work in concert with each other and with specifications for each track.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2008
  13. Putting the pieces together to build a winning engine

    Bill Borden

    In a constant game of cat-and-mouse, NASCAR enforces rules to rein in speed while teams do their best to build the fastest and most powerful engines.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2008
  14. Setup specialists strive to have all parts working in harmony

    Bill Borden

    Keeping four tires firmly planted on the ground requires creews to choose shock absorbers and springs working in concert with each other and with specifications geared toward particular tracks.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2008
  15. COT brings return of driving after years of just steering

    Bill Borden

    The COT has brought a refocused reliance on suspension versus aerodynamics and drivers are still adjusting. Bill Borden explains the nuances of tight, loose, balanced and neutral.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2008