By Tom Robinson
Realize how math applies to the car racing international, from the gap round the tune to the calculation of drivers' stats.
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The backstretch at Daytona International Speedway is 3,000 feet. denominator (di-NOM-uh-nay-tur): In fractions, the denominator is the number under the line that shows how many equal parts the whole number can be divided into. The denominator is the number at the bottom of a fraction. frontstretch (FRUNT-strech): The frontstretch is the part of a racetrack where the start/finish line is located. The frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway is 3,800 feet. intermediate (in-tur-MEE-dee-it): An intermediate racetrack is longer than 1 mile and up to 2 miles long.
Organization (or-guh-nuh-ZAY-shun): An organization is a number of people joined together for a certain purpose. NASCAR is by far the largest stock car racing organization in the world. pole position (POHL puh-ZISH-uhn): Pole position is the first car at the start of a race. A car wins pole position by having the fastest qualifying lap. qualifying (KWAHL-uh-fye-ing): A qualifying level is process in which drivers make a lap around the track to determine their starting position in a race. 2 miles per hour for a qualifying lap.