The Physics of NASCAR

Paperback $16.00

Jan 27, 2009 | 320 Pages

Ebook $12.99

Feb 14, 2008 | 304 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Jan 27, 2009 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Feb 14, 2008 | 304 Pages

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“To understand what is happening on the track… you need The Physics of NASCAR.”—New York Times
“[Leslie-Pelecky], a physicist and devoted NASCAR fan, explains in clear, simple terms what goes into making a NASCAR vehicle, from design to development to construction to test-driving. Along the way, she introduces us to some of the sport’s key players and teaches us (painlessly) more about the physics of speed racing than we ever thought we needed to know. NASCAR fans will flock to this book.”—Booklist
“Having caught, by chance, the broadcast of a multi-car NASCAR crash on television, Nebraska University physics professor Leslie-Pelecky found herself compelled to understand why it happened… Along the way, the nanotech specialist becomes an unlikely racing fan; this fun physics primer should give any NASCAR aficionado a similar appreciation for science.”—Publishers Weekly
“Language sports fans can understand… You’ll be as entertained as you are informed.”—Sporting News
“The people she encounters are fascinating… Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read The Physics of NASCAR.”—Physics Today

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