Aerodynamic Forces

Can We Race Stockcars in the Rain?

In sports car racing, the only discernible change the viewer sees when it rains is that the normal “slicks” (which have no treads) are changed out for rain tires. Thus the calls for NASCAR to develop a rain tire good enough to allow us to continue races, even when it rains. […]

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Air Titan

Air Titan: It Sucks and Blows

Water is critical to the existence of human life. Why do you think we spend so much time looking for it on other planets?

It is, however, less than desirable on a racetrack. Water gets between the tires and the track, which decreases friction. Decreased friction means lower speeds and higher probability of crashing. […]

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Acceleration