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By Christine Helms
University of Richmond 

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics


August 9, 2019

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) There’s just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on a boat or on a bicycle.

Nearly every weekend, today’s speed lovers can live vicariously by watching their favorite NASCAR drivers race around the track at death-defying speeds.

Maybe it’s the excitement in the crowd or maybe it’s the constant threat of danger that draws people to the sp...

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