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Texas Chase Activity

Published on 12/09/2011

Activity Overview

Texas Motor Speedway is another 1.5 mile track. Patterned after Charlotte, it has 24 degree banking and is a D-shaped oval with about 650 radius turns. Going into this race the points for the 2011 Sprint Cup were so close the winner could be any of the top 6 or 7 guys mathematically. Can you use the Chase points’ trend lines to predict a winner?

Objectives

Students will investigate the g-forces. Students will then create scatter plots given data in a table. Students will then use the graphs to analyze the data and make predictions about who will win the Sprint Cup championship.