Thermography: A New Weapon in the NASCAR Arsenal
What’s Wrong With this Cow? Can you tell? If you said the cow is the wrong color, you’re close. But there’s more to the story. And What’s That Got to Do with NASCAR? Competition in NASCAR is getting tighter and tighter. As NASCAR’s ramped up penalties for rulebook violations and […]
Is an iPod more dangerous for your ears than a NASCAR race car?
Anyone who’s ever been to the track knows that racetracks are loud. Quite frankly, it’s one of the things many people (including me) like about actually being at the track as opposed to watching on television. But could that noise be doing your hearing permanent damage? Is it any worse than any of the other sounds we encounter on a daily basis?
Let’s go to the data…
Mailbag: Tire Codes, Bristol Waves and the Science of Cheating
Just when you think things can’t get any busier, they do. It’s the end of the fiscal year at my university, which means getting buried in a mound of paperwork. We’re doing three workshops this fall for teachers on using NASCAR to get kids interested in math and science, plus […]
The Science of …Vibration Harmonics
Roush Fenway Racing came out with a statement about the missing oil tank lid on Wednesday that just begs to be deconstructed scientifically. “The bolt holding the lid in place failed in its purpose as a result of vibration harmonics generated by the car and the race track during the […]