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The Science of Speed: Week Ending 11/14/13

Hard to believe it’s winter, but we got our first snow already. Here’s the news of the week. It’s holiday shopping time – great idea for your gearhead: magazine subscriptions. Racecar Enginering has some special rates A two-year digital subscription to Circle Track for under $15 Despite hoping for a […]

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Is There Really a Second-Place Curse?

One of the commentators after the final race in Homestead mentioned that Jimmie Johnson should be happy he finished in third because it allows him to avoid the “dreaded second-place curse”.
Anytime someone says something like that, it makes me wonder whether there really is a curse, or whether that person had just been talking to Carl Edwards. So I analyzed a little data and guess what… there really IS a second place curse.

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NASCAR is losing their tolerance

Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out.  Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530) Tolerance. In the immortal words of Matha Stewart, “It’s a good thing”. In this case, we’re actually talking about engineering tolerance, although tolerance of other things — like […]

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