Can Wind Really Turn a Stock Car?
Equilibrium. It’s more than just a neat word. It’s the holy grail for a racecar driver.
Inforgraphic: Hendrick Motorsports – 200 Wins by Driver
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Allmendinger vs. Ragan: Moneyball Turning Left
Before Best Buy took their electrons (and dollars) to RoushFenway last week, everyone assumed David Ragan was a lock for the then-empty Penske 22 seat. Once A.J. Allmendinger landed the 22 job, there’s been a lot of speculation on the relative merits of Ragan vs. Allmendinger. Thanks to www.racing-reference.info, I […]
Mending Brian Vickers’ Broken Heart
Having stepped out of his ride due to the discovery of blood clots – very unusual for an otherwise healthy 26-year old – Brian Vickers’ future in racing has been a big question mark. Brian is one of the smartest (and kindest) drivers I’ve met. He is one of the […]
Vickers, Blood Clots and Sitting Down
Sometimes, life isn’t content with just kicking you. It insists on running you over a couple of times and then spitting on you for good measure. Just in case you had an inkling of getting up again. The last twelve months have been very rough for me. Lots of broken […]
The Science of Speed Premiere
The Science of Speed video series is now up at www.science360.gov. We did a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway Friday April 3rd afternoon announcing the series. If you told me three years ago I’d be sitting at a racetrack in-between a real racecar driver and an official from the […]
Engine Blowups: A Consequence of the Testing Ban?
The stock car science blog has been a little behind due to a really big project I’ve been working on that has taken up every spare moment of writing time the last few months. The good news is that there (finally) will be an announcement at Texas Motor Speedway the […]
More on the Red Bull Sheet Metal Penalties
After getting in late from Columbus, I made the mistake of listening to the radio as I attempted to sleep. Listening to the comments about the Red Bull Racing penalties got me slightly riled. NASCAR came down hard on Red Bull, including 150 driver/owner points, a $100 kilobuck fine and […]
Acid Dipping to Shave Weight
The stock car science blog has been a little quiet lately, mostly because I’ve been working on a really exciting project I hope to be able to tell you all about in the very near future, but also because I’ve been traveling all over the country giving talks and because […]