What Kinds of Problems Can NASCAR Crews Fix During a Race?

Two hundred miles-per-hour is probably faster than you’ll ever travel in a car, but for NASCAR teams, 200 mph is a fact of life for hours on end. At such speeds, the wind resistance alone is enough to damage your typical family sedan. So when fenders start rubbing, and things get dicey, the job of keeping these highly specialized machines in the race falls to the pit crew. Unlike the small armies mobilized in Formula One racing, NASCAR limits the members of a pit crew to six. Armed with a…

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Carl Edwards Is “Singing in the (Texas) Rain”

Clean air was all it took for Carl Edwards to stretch out his lead and turn it into a win on Sunday night. After a 5 hour rain delay and over 30 minutes of the cars running at caution speed to help dry the track, Edwards handily won the rain-shortened race. Had the race stayed green, there was little doubt about the outcome. Joey Logano led a race high 178 laps and ultimately finished 2nd, but he did not have the speed Edwards had when it counted most.

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Track Trash – All Starring

The weather not withstanding, it was a great day of racing (all 12 hours of it).   The drivers had their motor homes, but for the fans sticking around for Showdown, the truck race and the All Star race, it made for a long, long day.

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