Age and the NASCAR Driver: Can They Still Compete?

Jeff Gordon’s decision to step away from full-time┬áNASCAR Sprint Cup racing has resulted in a lot of discussion about aging drivers. We’re on the verge of a turnover as a number of drivers (Johnson, Stewart, Junior, Harvick among others) reach their forties. And what an appropriate topic for this week…

Behind the Science of Speed

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…

Top Ten NASCAR Science Stories for 2008

I’ve gotten a couple requests to talk about the story, but the Elliott Sadler YoYo saga is why I’m sticking to science. Gravity is gravity, doesn’t matter who is driving for whom and not even NASCAR can make rules about it. Regardless, however, of how much of the science you…

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