The Math Of Nascar

Author: Ian F. Mahaney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781448825554
Size: 12.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Using NASCAR racing, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine seating capacity at the Brickyard, horsepower, number of laps remaining, and fuel usage.

The Official Nascar Trivia Book

Author: John C. Farrell
Publisher: FENN-M&S
ISBN: 9780771051135
Size: 18.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Official NASCAR Trivia Book challenges fans with over 1001 NASCAR trivia questions and facts. With an answer section also included, this book will make a NASCAR expert out of any fan, while offering the most seasoned of followers and casual fans hours and hours of fun, laughter and great NASCAR content. This book makes the perfect compliment to any NASCAR enthusiasts collection of officially licensed NASCAR products.

The Physics Of Nascar

Author: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101213940
Size: 20.93 MB
Format: PDF
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A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America, with 75 million fans. Every NASCAR fan—at one time or another—asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you. In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races. Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car—and maybe occasionally looks under the hood--can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest. Readers, start your engines.

Wild Wheels

Author: Keith Davidson
Publisher: Reader's Digest Children's Books
ISBN: 0794404219
Size: 17.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores NASCAR racing from the garage, the pit, and the finish line. On board pages.

Nascar At The Track

Author: Mark Stewart
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781467702874
Size: 12.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Readers, start your engines! You're about to charge into full-throttle NASCAR action and learn about the science behind this thrilling sport. NASCAR at the Track gives you an inside look at how tracks are created for high-speed driving. You'll get to know the math and science behind the work of engineers and track designers. You'll learn the importance of banked turns, smooth straightaways, and controlled momentum. You'll see how designers are using new technology to make tracks and cars safer. So grab your infield pass and learn about the Science of NASCAR.

Chicken Soup For The Soul Nascar

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781611591576
Size: 18.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fans will be inspired, surprised, and amused by these inside stories from the race track and pit. Drivers, their families, pit crews, and fans share their behind-the-scene stories to give readers a front row view of the sport. Get behind the driver’s seat with these personal tales and anecdotes from inside the race track. Famous drivers and their families, pit crews, and fans share their stories of perseverance, triumph, comebacks, and life on and off the track.