Turning at Bristol: A Weighty Matter

A lot of drivers cite Bristol as one of their favorite tracks. It’s a great exhibit for the argument that racing is more than just pure speed. High banks (which we know mean speed!) and a short track, which means tight racing. But a lot of drivers will tell you that Bristol is one of the most exhausting, physically demanding tracks on the circuit. Add to that the inherent stress of short-track racing, where 43 cars are operating in a limited (half-mile) track.

Maximum G

Sounds like an energy drink, right? Listening to Kyle Busch’s press conference Wednesday was alternately fascinating and cringe-worthy. The fact that he remembers so much about the crash is amazing – it will be a great boon to the safety people who probably will use this as a case study…

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…

Track Drying

I’ve gotten a couple questions about why it takes so long for a track to dry and why humid weather should make a difference, so here’s a short explanation. Air is a mix of gas molecules:  mostly (78%) nitrogen, about 21% oxygen, the rest misc. gases.  The composition is pretty…

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