Knowing the COSMOS doesn’t mean you know NASCAR

Everyone’s favorite “planet” killer had a spare hour because COSMOS was pre-empted Sunday by the Coca Cola 600. ¬†Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson edified us with some “NASCAR physics”. There were 43 drivers who had no problem taking the corners at more than 165 mph without skidding into the “embankment” and…

NASCAR, Physics and the Cosmos

Okay. COSMOS was pre-empted Sunday in favor of the Coca Cola 600 and COSMOS host, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, decided to edify us with some NASCAR physics.   I bet 90% of NASCAR fans immediately know there’s something wrong here. In fact, all you had to do was watch the…

The Kansas Monozone Tire

OK, so ‘monozone’ is just a fancy way of saying it’s the old tire. ¬†It’s all in the branding, isn’t it? Goodyear has been experimenting with multi-zone tires since last year. ¬†Multizone tires attempt to get the best of both worlds by combining a harder compound on the inner 2-3…

Camber Angle and Tire Wear

We’ve heard a lot, especially this week at Richmond, about tire wear. A lot of right front tires were wearing excessively. As seems to be usual at this point, teams would like Goodyear to use a stronger tire and Goodyear would like teams to dial back their setups, especially their camber.

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