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  • Typical Nascar Race
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    The Goodyear Thunderdome was the first purpose built Oval speedway outside of the continent of America. Construction started in November 1984 and it was officially opened by the Mayor of Keil or on August 3rd. 1987 although it was christened by Americans Richard Petty, Bobby Hill in Jnr. and Rodney Combs along with local men Jim Richards, Graeme Crosby and Gary Rush. The first race was only a couple of weeks later when a 300 Km. Touring Car race was run on the combined Oval / road circuit. The r...
  • Yellow And Green Flag
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    NASCAR Racing is not just a sport but a true science. There are many different things to consider about NASCAR racing. There is an average of 250 to 400 laps in a race. There is usually 400 to 500 miles in a race. There are many types of tracks. Some tracks you ride on a 30^0 turn and flat straightaway. There are small oval shape tracks or large oval shape track. There are also street tracks that range up to 200 laps. There are 43 racers on the track at the start of the race (see appendix A). Th...
  • Commercial About A New Kind Of Car
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    One day I went to buy a brand new Ford Mustang. The reason I wanted a new car is because I saw this commercial about a new kind of car that had instincts like an animal. I thought it would be really strange to have one of those. As soon as I saw that commercial I knew I had to get that car. I thought that it would be cool to have a car with those instincts. When I went to the car dealership I found that car on sale with a 30 day money back guarantee only because it was a new kind of car. It was ...
  • Street Races
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    One of the fastest growing sports in the world is racing. Racing in general can consist of many different types such as: Drag Racing, NASCAR, Indy, Motor Cross, Truck Rally. The topic of racing that I am chose was street racing. Street racing originated from drag racing on the quarter-mile strip. The concept of drag racing is when two racers in different cars would line up at a white line, and in the middle of the two cars would be a light post, called the Christmas tree for its red, yellow and ...
  • Indy Car Racing
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    Automobile Racing Automobile Racing, one of the most popular sports in the world, have races run with wide coverage on television - before millions of fans. It tests the skills of the drivers, the speed capabilities of the vehicles, and the endurance of both. The first racing cars were motorized versions of horse-drawn carriages and wagons. The first race was a reliability demonstration from Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois, in November 1895, while the first American oval-track race, held at the Rh...
  • Tracks With A Restrict
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    NASCAR speech NASCAR... ever heard the word before? I know I have! To you it just might seem like some new kind of car or something. But to me, it means a lot. It basic ly means every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday... caus' that's when all the fun begins! Friday is when the pre action takes place. This is when 700 horses, 4 gears, 22 gallons of high octane gas, 3400 lbs of metal, and a race team try out the track. There is 34 races a year, consisting mostly on sundays every week. There are 18 trac...
  • People At The Street Races
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    Street racing is an illegal sport that is growing popular at an alarming rate. Street racing is the concept of high performance automobiles racing on public roadways illegally. Individuals will take a basic car and tune it up to be very quick and very powerful. The idea of street racing originates from the legal sport of drag racing. Drag racing is an internationally recognized sport governed by the NHRA, the National Hot Rod Association. Drag racing consist of two drivers in separate cars lined...
  • Light Races And Point
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    Street Racing To race or not to race, what will keep you safe? Racing can be safe but not always if you race illegally. There are a lot of safety items that some racers don't even use, I mean they keep you safer but they don't spot the buck for the equipment. They spend so much money on their cars to make them faster, yet most of them don't spend money towards safety. I know what you " re thinking, THIS IS LUDACRIS but it is the truth and you will learn more by reading below. Safety is a very im...
  • Next F 1 Race
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    Formula One Racing Formula One racing, or F 1, is known to be the most prestigious type of auto racing in the world. Unfortunately, in the United States F 1 racing is not nearly as popular as other motor sports such as Nascar. On a typical Sunday afternoon if one were to flip channels on the television, Nascar would most likely be airing on a major station. Furthermore, if one were to watch the race he or she would notice that the racetrack was packed with thousands upon thousands of people. A l...
  • Classes And Rules Of The Races
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    A day at the drag strip can be fun for everyone from the little boys who love the smell and sound of high-speed cars to their fathers who grew up with the muscle car era. This may also be very confusing if you don't know the classes and rules of the races. The biggest drag racing league is the NHRA, National Hot Rod Association. Everything in the race must be fair and very exact. To do this the NHRA uses a classification system. Class eligibility is based on various requirements and specificatio...
  • Teams Use Math
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    Mathematics is found everywhere in life and work and auto racing is no exception. There are many applications of math in racing. The purpose of racing is to win and in order to do that there must be a lot of math involved. If you don't use math and use it correctly then you will not win. Mathematics is involved in racing in two ways, the car setup and scoring an measurements. The car setup involves tire pressure, down force, wedge, aerodynamic Drag, camber, track bar and valance. The scoring sys...
  • Car
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    What It Feels Like Behind The Wheel by Richard Corliss The article was out of a recent magazine regarding what it is like to drive a race car in the Nascar circuit. The article goes further to explain what happens on a routine race day for a known race car driver by the name of Derrike Cope. He attempts to give the readers a picture of what it is like to make a living making left turns in heavy traffic at dangerously high speeds, sometimes in excess of 200 m. p. h. Cope states, There is nothing ...
  • Stock Car Races
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    In the 1950's cars were a very important part of life. Whenever you watch a movie about that time period they always have big, fast, and flashy cars. Everyone always ends up racing each other in the end to see who has the+ fastest car. Two examples are American Graffiti and Grease. The cars they drove are known as stock cars. A stock car is a car which has had a few modifications made on it. In the early 50's this was the primary rule for Nascar racing. What made these cars popular in the 1950's...
  • Rear Wheel Drive Car
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    Have you ever wanted to drive an Aston Martin through a hairpin turn at speeds above a hundred miles an hour? But you can't. Maybe you cannot afford a car that expensive, or maybe you are not old enough to drive! Or just maybe you are afraid you will crash and get hurt! Well I have good news for you, now you can do just this in the comfort of your own home with the help of a Playstation and two games, Need for Speed: High Stakes, and Gran Turismo 2 (GT 2) With the help of these two games you can...
  • Mazda 787 B Race Car
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    110,000 Credits In 30 Minutes Buy a Toyota Integra Type-R and upgrade it to the maximum. Now go to the Type-R meeting in the. Do the series race (5 races) and you get 5,000 for every race and 10,000 at the end. 35,000 already! Now you get an Acura worth 75,000. Sell this and you have gained 110,000 credits in 30 minutes. Easy money! 75% completion Complete 75% of the game and you will be rewarded with a Mazda 787 B. Accelerate faster If your gears are in automatic then hold R 1 when you start to...
  • Street Racing In The 1980's O Street
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    in the 1940's o Bored teenagers began fabricating their own cars from the vintage frames of 1920's and 1930's Fords and Chevys. o They began racing these cars along the dry lakes of Southern California, testing themselves against each other in timing trials. o The first proven formula cars were vintage American gangster mobiles; Fords and Chevys, especially the '32 Fords with the first V-8 engine. o Street racing began to take over whole city blocks, but the cops let it go; it wasn't legal but i...
  • Night Before The Race
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    Shortly after I got my driver's license, a few of my friends were all talking about going to the local drag racing track. They all looked at me to say I would be going since I had a Mustang I had been working on for quite some time. I knew this wouldn't be an easy task since my mother would be very much against it. After countless hours of begging my mother, my father and I finally convinced her to let me give it a try. The next four days I spent washing, polishing, cleaning and waxing my car, m...
  • One Positive Effect From Street
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    Over the last few years the number of illegal street races has skyrocketed. There are many reasons why but I say it was the release of a certain movie; The Fast and The Furious. Taking regular import cars and turning them into blazing fast street racers was the main topic in this movie. Many people believe that it is dangerous and should be illegal, as do the police. But why, it is a form of entertainment for some and a source of adrenaline for others. Should racing should not be illegal because...
  • Race Car Drivers
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    Why Auto Racing is a Sport There are many arguments for and against auto racing being a sport. This shouldn't be an argument in my eyes. To understand this argument one needs to know what type of auto racing people are saying that is a sport. Automobile racing has been around as long as there have been automobiles. Every sixteen year old kid weather they will admit it or not has raced someone or even the clock in their car. There aren't very many teenage males that can honestly say they have nev...
  • Aerodynamics In Cars Aerodynamics
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    AERODYNAMICS IN CARS Aerodynamics has always been around. People have always been discovering ways to make things travel better and faster through air. Ever since the first man put a sharpened rock on the end of a spear or arrow or made a boomerang come back. Now days people understand the concepts of why certain shapes work better. In aerodynamics new discoveries are being made every day. Aerodynamics is often used in sports. New ideas and discoveries can change the way athletes are able to per...

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