The Science of …Eliminating Weepers

Losers, Weepers (Note – this post was modified on 7/8/15 to update some information.) This has been a pretty frustrating weekend for NASCAR fans thanks to Mother Nature. After repeated attempts to dry the track, NASCAR finally postponed the race at 1 a.m. CST. Jet dryers dry the track by…

Darwin at Daytona

OK, I have to admit that I napped a bit through the Daytona 500. My favorite car (the No. 19 because Elliott Sadler has some really fine looking hound dogs!) was hiding in the middle of the pack most of the race. The cats were sleeping because, well, that’s what…

The Science of… Daytona Engine Failures

Another Daytona 500 watched from a hotel bar, thanks to the long standing tradition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to schedule their meeting opposite the Daytona 500. I would have loved to have seen the race in person, but between TrackPass and television coverage, I’ll be…

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