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  1. The Degrees of Racing Created by Keith Johnson, Alan Riley, and Brandon Sasser

  2. The History Of NASCAR • 1936 Daytona Begins the Dream • The Sacrifice of War • 1948 The Birth of National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) • Bill France, Founder of NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) • 1971 Winston Cup Series Begins • 2004 Nextel Cup Series Begins

  3. The Southern Sport Goes National • NASCAR becomes #1 spectator sport in 2000. • Eighty million television viewers in 2000 • 3 divisions of NASCAR • Winston Cup Series • Busch Series • Craftsman Truck Series

  4. Banking On The Turn

  5. Design Speed Equation

  6. Equation of Maximum Velocity • (Vmax)2 = [(sin + scos) / (cos - ssin)]gr •  is equal to the degree of banking of the particular turn • s is the coefficient of static friction between the track and the tires • g is acceleration due to gravity • r is the radius of the particular turn

  7. Derivation of Maximum Velocity Equation

  8. Darlington Raceway 1.366-Mile Egg-shaped Oval Backstretch Length: 1,229 Ft Width: 90 FtBanking: 2° Turns 3 & 4 Banking: 23° Width: 62 Ft Radius: 525 Ft Turns 1 & 2 Banking: 25° Width: 79 FtRadius: 600 Ft Frontstretch Length: 1,229 Ft Width: 90 FtBanking: 3° Qualifying Record: 173.797 mph

  9. Finding the Coefficient of Static Friction

  10. Talladega Superspeedway 2.66-Mile Trioval 48 Ft wide Frontstretch Chute: 2,150 Ft Total: 4,300 Ft Turns Length: 3,750 Ft Radius: 1,100 Ft 18° 33° 33° 4,000 Ft 2003 Pole Speed: 189.943 mph

  11. Talladega Super Speedway • Turns are banked 33 degrees • Radius of turns is 1100 feet

  12. Daytona International Speedway 2.5-Mile Trioval 40 Ft wide 3,000 Ft. 31° 31° Turns Length: 3,000 Ft Radius: 1,000 Ft Frontstretch Chute: 1,900 Ft Total: 3,800 Ft 18° 2003 Pole Speed: 184.752 mph

  13. Daytona Super Speedway • 31 degree banking in turns • Turns have 1000 foot radius

  14. Bristol Motor Speedway .533-Mile Concrete Oval 40 Ft Wide Turns- 36° Straightaways Length: 650 Ft Banking: 16°

  15. Bristol Motor Speedway • Corners are banked at 36 degrees • Radius is 241 feet

  16. Lowe’s Motor Speedway 1.5-Mile Quad-oval Backstretch: 1,360 Ft Banking: 5° Turns Banking: 24° Frontstretch: 1,952 Ft Banking: 5° Qualifying Record: 186.657 mph

  17. Lowe’s Motor Speedway

  18. Sources Darlingtonraceway.com Bristolmotorspeedway.com Talladegasuperspeedway.com Daytonainternationalspeedway.com Physics.bu.com Nascar.com Quicktv.net National Broadcasting Corporation Nascar-info.net Findarticles.com