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Physics of NASCAR : The Science Behind the Speed (Reprint) (Paperback) (Diandra L. Leslie-pelecky)

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A physicist explores the science of speed racing

With 75 million fans, NASCAR is the #1 spectator sport in America. Now, in The Physics of NASCAR, a scientist explains the intricate and complex way the sport works, in terms that anyone who drives a car?or maybe occasionally looks under the hood?can easily comprehend. Based on her extensive access to NASCAR race shops, drivers, crew chiefs, engine builders, and pit crews during races, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky traces the life cycle of a race car from its creation at top race shops to competing in the door-todoor action of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Draws on the author's expertise in physics, as well as interviews with mechanics, pit crews, and other insiders, to trace the life cycle of a race car and offer insight into the scientific aspects of high-speed racing, in an account that also explains how drivers survive dangerous accidents. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 300
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Science
Sub-Genre: Applied Sciences, Motor Sports
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Diandra L. Leslie-pelecky
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2009
TCIN: 11322413
UPC: 9780452290228
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1373
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