Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 mile track with 18 degree banking on a 700 foot radius turn. The calculated average speed for a lap is 183 mph - however, drivers don’t care about average speed of a lap. They only care about lap times. During the race the lap times should fall off due to tire wear. Use the given data to investigate speeds and tire wear.
Before the Activity
Download the TNS file and make it available to students.
During the Activity
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After the Activity
Evaluate student understanding and reteach concepts as needed.