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The Science of Speed: Car Safety

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In 2008, NASCAR driver Michael McDowell lost control of his car and hit the wall at 170 mph. Fortunately, McDowell was able to walk away from the accident, which is a testament to the safety elements NASCAR has instituted. NASCAR officials apply the scientific principle of the conservation of energy to strengthen their safety measures. Part of "The Science of Speed" series.

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The Science of Speed
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