Talking about Things You Don’t Understand
Some clarifications in response to some very confused statements over the past few days. 1. Amphetamine is a particular molecule: It isn’t a category. Stimulant is the category. Amphetamine has nine carbon atoms, 13 hydrogen atoms and a nitrogen atom that are arranged in a very specific way. There aren’t…
What is Does it Mean to be “Nanograms Over”?
As a nanomaterials research, I usually love seeing the word ‘nano’ in the news, but not in reference to finding out that AJ Allmendinger’s ‘B’ sample tested positive “within nanograms”. I would have been very surprised if the B sample had come out any different than the A sample –…
More Drug Testing FAQs
More questions about the Allmendinger situation and drug testing in general are answered.
Infographic: Energy Drink Label Comparison
With all the talk about phenyalanine being a potential problem in energy drinks, thought I’d point out that fuel in a bottle isn’t the only energy drink that includes it.
Drug Testing FAQ
Some clarifications to clean up the incorrect information circulating around in the wake of A.J. Allmendinger’s failed drugs test. More questions – send them to admin(at)buildingspeed(dot)org and I’ll add them
When I first saw on twitter that Brian France had said NASCAR was looking at “glass cockpits” for the future, I was a little mystified. (You can see exactly what he said on @nateryan’s twitter feed.) Everyone knows that there’s no glass on a NASCAR race car. Lexan, yes, but…
Recent Restrictor Plate Posts
A summary of all my posts about racing at restrictor plate tracks.