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Bristol Motor Speedway

February 9, 2009 by  
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Part of Bristol lies in the State of Virginia, but the NASCAR section of the Bristol Motor Speedway is located in Tennessee. The twin city may be well known for country music, but it is also a hot spot on the NASCAR circuit. The Bristol Motor Speedway has a capacity for approximately 160 000 spectators, […]

NHRA Decides to Shorten Runs For Safety’s Sake

July 21, 2008 by  
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When drag racing became more and more popular in the early 1950s and 60s, the National Hot Rod Association’s home track was Pomona Raceway in California. The track was built as a quarter-mile and the cars’ speeds were only nearing 200 mph so the logistics worked. But that was then, and this is now. Today cars reach speeds in excess of 325 mph, and officials now fear that the track hasn’t changed enough to accommodate these high speeds.

Michael Schumacher Heads New Motor Sport Safety Development Fund

May 29, 2008 by  
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The Motor Sport Safety Development Fund has been created to manage the distribution of the $60 million awarded to the FIA (Federation Internationale De L’Automobile) as part of the $100 million fine which was imposed on McLaren-Mercedes in 2007. Heading up the new fund as Chairman, is Michael Schumacher, seven times Formula One world champion.

The Physics of NASCAR

March 4, 2008 by  
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Diandra Leslie-Pelecky is a professor of physics, researching biomedical nanomaterials at the University of Texas in Dallas, USA. As a devoted NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) fan, she is fascinated by the science behind this popular American sport. This intense interest has been channeled into writing what is being haled as one […] Driver Safety Seminar

January 22, 2008 by  
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With the objective of providing auto racing drivers with knowledge to enable them to make educated decisions regarding their personal safety as well as elevating safety at the track, will be hosting a Driver Safety Seminar at the K-Star Ranch in Mansfield, Texas on 26 January 2008. The seminar has been arranged in response […]

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