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The Science of Speed: Tires & Pressure

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NASCAR tires are filled with nitrogen to help protect against heat caused by friction. Friction also increases the air pressure in tires, and NASCAR drivers don't want a tire to blowout during a race. The use of nitrogen helps the crew predict how hot the tires will get. Part of "The Science of Speed" series.

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The Science of Speed
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6 minutes
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