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Cup Race Technology - Volume 8

$32.00 (£20.00)

March 2017

Although stock-appearing, running oval tracks at 200 mph the Cup car generates huge aerodynamic forces. Under the skin the Cup car is purpose-designed for racing albeit around some mandatory components that are strangely archaic. It all adds up to a fascinating engineering challenge. Published annually, Cup Race Technology explains in depth how some of the finest minds in motorsport rise to this fascinating and unique challenge.

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Sound engineering practice and harnessing technology not only help win races, they also promote safety
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - An insight into dealing with the limits placed on new car shapes in Xfinity, Hendrick Motorsports tests out a mobile app for its team, and more…
  • In Conversation: MATT BORLAND - Lawrence Butcher talks to this NASCAR crew chief about his career and the importance of communicating with his driver
  • Dossier: FURNITURE ROW RACING - Despite relatively modest resources, the success of this two-car team compares well against the giants of stockcar racing. Lawrence Butcher reports
  • Insight: 2017 TOYOTA CAMRY CUP BODY - TRD’s technical director Andy Graves tells Lawrence Butcher about the development process behind this latest entrant to the Cup grid
  • Insight: AERO NASCAR’s - Eric Jacuzzi explains the research underpinning the latest regulations
  • Technical Review: NASCAR 2017 - Lawrence Butcher rounds up some recent developments in NASCAR technology
  • Insight: BUMP STOPS - Bump stop set-up is key to on-track success, but how do you decide which system and type of set-up is best? Lawrence Butcher reports
  • Special Investigation: SPRINT CAR CRASH SIMULATION - Lawrence Butcher reports on some research into modelling the effects of collisions on Sprint car chassis
  • Appendix We explain how the three classes of NASCAR racing differ from each other
  • PS: ROTARY INNOVATIONS - The aero war in NASCAR is not a recent thing, as this account of its 1960s origins explains


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