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The Science of Racing: Spring Rate Activity

Published on 11/29/2011

Activity Overview

In NASCAR, the selection of springs (and spring rate) determines the ride height of the car. Different springs take more or less weight to compress depending on the spring rate; therefore, crew chiefs can predict which spring to use for different chassis setups.

Before the Activity

Use the assessment questions before and after the activity.

During the Activity

All instructions for the activity are included in the attached documents.

After the Activity

Use some of the pre-assessment questions as post-assessment for this activity.