Center of Gravity, Part II
Last time, I explained what the center of gravity (CG) is. This time, let’s look at why we care.
NASCAR Science 101: The Center of Gravity, Part I
You hear engineers and crew chiefs talking a lot about the racecar’s “center of gravity”. There’s a reason for all the talk. The center of gravity really is the point around which everything else on the car rotates. Terminology: CG vs CM You will hear people in racing use the terms…
The Zen of Brake Bias II
In the last blog entry, I explained what brake bias was and how it could be used to improve the car’s handling during green-flag runs. This time, let’s look under the hood (or I guess, more accurately, under the dash) and see how this is accomplished.
The Zen of Brake Bias
With all the talk about giving the drivers the ability to change aspects of the setup from within the car, I thought some comments on what types of changes they can make would be appropriate. Since the only control they have right now is brake bias, let’s start there. The…