Archive for February, 2012

NASCAR on Fox: Budweiser Shootout Recap

How did you prepare to watch the Bud Shootout at Daytona? Budweiser Shootout 2-18-2012 NASCAR on Fox: Budweiser Shootout Recap It was an exciting race. There was a crash early on and another toward the end. 2012 changes to the official NASCAR rules resulted in the cars running hotter. We saw a lot of pack [...]

Budweiser Shootout 2-18-2012

Hi, Aunt Jean here.  I’m thinking ahead to tonight when I watch my first NASCAR race, the Budweiser Shootout.  This race is an important qualifier for the 2012 Sprint Cup Series. Being such a newbie, I am thinking about what would be important to watch for in a race.  The drivers, of course, pull a [...]

The Dashboard of a NASCAR Stock Car

You don’t turn a key to start the engine of a NASCAR race car, you flip a toggle switch. Other switches on the dashboard control the cooling system. The tachometer measures the rotations of the engine and helps the driver decided when to change gears. There is a cluster of gauges on the dashboard that [...]

Nascar 101: Dashboard

NASCAR 101: Dashboard

Inside the Stock Car Cockpit

A NASCAR race car is custom built for the individual driver who will be racing it. The carbon fiber seat is molded to that person’s body. The head restrainer perfectly aligned to protect the driver in case of a spin, roll or crash. A seatbelt harness holds the driver secure. The cockpit is a cocoon [...]

Nascar 101: Cockpit

NASCAR 101: Cockpit

Underneath a NASCAR Stock Car

Jeff Hammond took us on a tour of the underside of a NASCAR race car in his video NASCAR 101:  Under the Car.  I have to admit that there was a lot of stuff under there that I didn’t know much about.  So I did some research. Steering Linkage The steering linkage is part of [...]

NASCAR 101: Under the Car

NASCAR 101: Under the Car

The 2011 Cup Car Safety Features

As I wait for the 2012 NASCAR season to start I want to learn more about the special cars. I found a great series called NASCAR 101. The first video is NASCAR 101: 2011 Cup Car I learned that safety was the main focus for 2011 cup cars. The entire body is much smoother. Nothing [...]

NASCAR 101: 2011 Cup Car

NASCAR 101: 2011 Cup Car

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