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Kevin Harvick’s #29 is one of three RCR cars in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. Digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) combined with advanced CFD has dramatically improved the week-to-week performance of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) team over the last two years.
Application: Geomagic DSSP Technology and CFD Fuel Richard Childress Racing Renaissance
Posted Tue September 18, 2007 @12:58PM
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Application by Bob Cramblitt

As the wins and top-10 finishes over the last two years in the Nextel Cup and Busch Series accumulated, theories abounded on what triggered the amazing comeback of the Richard Childress Racing team.

Amid all the public speculation, there was something going on behind the scenes that might be one of the biggest keys to RCR’s new-found prosperity: The team was benefiting from greater use of technologies such as digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) by engineers who know how to translate research results into on-track performance.

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