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  1. 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
  2. Airwaves around tracks have grown increasingly cluttered

    Bill Borden

    Racing radio communications have come a long way since walkie-talkies were first used to the sophisticated electronics and airwaves that are now licensed by the FCC.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NASCAR spells it all out with Offical Entry Blank

    Bill Borden

    Earning a maximum amount on race day also depends on getting paperwork, such as the Official Entry Blank, filled out properly and submitted on time.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  6. 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
  7. Stop in for a look at pit strategies

    Bill Borden

    A crew chief has to process a wealth of information about tracks, tires, weather and cars when deciding when to make and what to change during a pit stop.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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