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By Tom Robinson

Detect how math applies to the car racing international, from the gap round the tune to the calculation of drivers' stats.

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At an average of 3 mpg, how many fewer miles can an IndyCar go on a full tank of gas? 2. Tony Stewart’s crew figures that he gets 4 mpg while racing. He gets 17 mpg while driving under a caution flag. 75 gallons. How much fuel does he have left after 30 miles of racing and 10 miles under a caution flag? 3. 77 mph in a race. 43 mph. How many mph faster was Massey than Brown? 4. Ryan Newman averaged 142 mph for the first two hours of a 500mile race. How many miles does he have left? 5. A race was reduced from 500 miles to 400 miles for 2012.

4. Ryan Newman averaged 142 mph for the first two hours of a 500mile race. How many miles does he have left? 5. A race was reduced from 500 miles to 400 miles for 2012. 5 miles long. A. How many laps were run in the 2012 race? B. How many laps fewer was that from previous seasons? 28 Answer Key 1. 5 miles 2. 66 gallons Ryan Newman leads at the NASCAR CocaCola 600 at Charlotte Motorspeedway on May 27, 2012. 3. 34 miles faster 4. 142 x 2 = 248 500 – 248 = 252 miles 5A. 5 miles per lap = 200 5B. 5 200 - 160 = 40 miles fewer 29 Glossary average (AV-uh-rij): An average is found by adding up a group of figures and then dividing the total by the number of figures added.

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.

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