The Physics of Nascar

The Science Behind the Speed

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky - Author

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ISBN 9781101213940 | 304 pages | 14 Feb 2008 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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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.

"NASCAR fans will flock to this book."
- Booklist

"To understand what is happening on the track... you need The Physics of NASCAR."
-The New York Times

"Language sports fans can understand... You'll be as entertained as you are informed."
-The Sporting News

"The people she encounters are fascinating... Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read The Physics of NASCAR."
-Physics Today

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