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Title The physics of NASCAR : how to make steel + gas + rubber = speed / Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.
Author Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.
Publication New York : Dutton, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Description xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 796.7201 L
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The physics of What ...? -- Bones of contention -- Skin care -- Makeup -- Combustion -- Power play -- The wizard and the flying car problem -- running with the pack -- Texas motor speedway at 150 mph -- Sound thinking -- The rubber hits the road -- Shock therapy -- The two-lap dash: a qualified success -- Keeping drivers (and fans) alive -- Making racing SAFER -- Practice doesn't always make perfect -- Elliott is hot -- the Locusts in the pit box -- The checkered flag.
Subject Stock cars (Automobiles) -- Design and construction.
Stock cars (Automobiles) -- Performance.
Stock cars (Automobiles) -- Equipment and supplies.
Stock cars (Automobiles) -- Dynamics.
Stock car racing.
NASCAR (Association)
Alt Title Speed
ISBN 0525950532 (hardcover) :
9780525950530 (hardcover)

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