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NASCAR Flexes its Technical Muscle Before Every Race

Most race fans have all heard the term, “It’s only cheating if you get caught,” or the ever popular saying, “There are grey areas that certain crew chiefs have found, and that’s why they are able to win,” at one time or another. Smokey Yunick and Junior Johnson were the innovators when the time came to see who could pass NASCAR’s tech inspection, without getting caught bending the rules, in order to give them an advantage over the rest of the drivers. Yunick was best-known as a mechanic, builder, and crew chief during the early years of NASCAR, and he was always one step ahead of the inspectors. Yunick would really trick something up that was fairly easy for the inspectors to find. And while...

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