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Watch: Full 'Smoke is the Bandit' series

March 25, 2014, Pat DeCola , NASCAR.COM

Tony Stewart's take on a movie classic is entertaining, to say the least

RELATED: Tony talks about playing the role of Bandit FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook | #SmokeIStheBandit Editor's note: Scroll down to see past videos or watch the full series above Episode 5 -- The Big Finish In the final episode of Smoke IS the Bandit with Mobil 1, Bandit and "The Snowman" return from Texarkana with plenty of Mobil 1 and are again welcomed by Big and Lil' Enos, who offer a new challenge to Bandit. Can a sequel be far behind? Fans can also watch a blooper reel with outtakes from the entire cast. Episode 4 -- The Sheriff In episode four of Smoke IS the Bandit with Mobil 1, NASCAR commentator Jeff Hammond joins the fun as he reprises the role of “Sheriff Buford T. Justice.” Maybe Sheriff Justice was chasing Smoke at Bristol on Sunday! The No. 14 car came roaring back! Episode 3 -- The Interview In the third installment of the Smoke IS the Bandit with Mobil 1 video series, our own Bandit gets ready for his close-up with a reluctant interviewer in ESPN's Nicole Briscoe, who flinches at being called "Frog." It has all the levity of a typical Tony Stewart interview sessi... Read More

Tony Stewart's take on a movie classic is entertaining, to say the least

RELATED: Tony talks about playing the role of Bandit FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook | #SmokeIStheBandit Editor's note: Scroll down to see past videos or watch the full series above Episode 5 -- The Big Finish In the final episode of Smoke IS the Bandit with Mobil 1, Bandit and "The Snowman" return from Texarkana wi... Read More

NASCAR teams will be creative in new qualifying

February 17, 2014, Ron Lemasters Jr., for , NASCAR.COM

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Strategies brewing among crew chiefs as they look for competitive advantage

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Series | Breaking down the 2014 qualifying format | More tweaks to format The new "knockout" qualifying procedure instituted by NASCAR for 2014 is dynamic, increases the competitive attraction for the teams and fans and gives track operators and television partners a Friday show. It also has spun the heads of drivers, crew chiefs and engine tuners to a fare-thee-well. "Do I use a qualifying setup, or do I make it a race-day setup?" is one of the questions being asked. "How do I keep the engine cool with multiple laps and only a five-minute break?" is another. Perhaps the biggest one is going to be, "When do I go out, how often do I go out and what happens if everybody goes at once?" ... Read More

Strategies brewing among crew chiefs as they look for competitive advantage

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Series | Breaking down the 2014 qualifying format | More tweaks to format The new "knockout" qualifying procedure instituted by NASCAR for 2014 is dynamic, increases the competitive attraction for the teams and fans and gives track operators and television partners a Friday show.... Read More

NASCAR crew chiefs' most important rule change

February 17, 2014, Ron Lemasters Jr., for , NASCAR.COM

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Ride height could make big difference in drivers' ability to race side-by-side

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Series | Breaking down the 2014 rules package With all that changed in the NASCAR world since the season-ending awards banquet in Las Vegas, the 2014 rules package has flown under the radar. Changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format and qualifying procedures garnered lots of attention -- and they are important -- but the rules will have a lasting effect on the way the 2014 racing season transpires. New for 2014 -- at least at the non-restrictor-plate tracks -- are a square leading edge on the splitter, adjustments to the side-skirt and rear fascia and an eight-inch spoiler. The radiator pans will now measure 43 inches by 13 inches. ... Read More

Ride height could make big difference in drivers' ability to race side-by-side

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Series | Breaking down the 2014 rules package With all that changed in the NASCAR world since the season-ending awards banquet in Las Vegas, the 2014 rules package has flown under the radar. Changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format and qualifying procedures garnered lot... Read More

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