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## The Degrees of Racing

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**The Degrees of Racing**Created by Keith Johnson, Alan Riley, and Brandon Sasser**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**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**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**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**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**Talladega Super Speedway**• Turns are banked 33 degrees • Radius of turns is 1100 feet**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**Daytona Super Speedway**• 31 degree banking in turns • Turns have 1000 foot radius**Bristol Motor Speedway**.533-Mile Concrete Oval 40 Ft Wide Turns- 36° Straightaways Length: 650 Ft Banking: 16°**Bristol Motor Speedway**• Corners are banked at 36 degrees • Radius is 241 feet**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**Sources**Darlingtonraceway.com Bristolmotorspeedway.com Talladegasuperspeedway.com Daytonainternationalspeedway.com Physics.bu.com Nascar.com Quicktv.net National Broadcasting Corporation Nascar-info.net Findarticles.com