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#1 Andy Donovan

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 15:25

'digital' edition of The Engineer

Pages 20-24 have an article about a wind tunnel they're building with NASCAR in mind. As it's a freebie magazine for a general audience it's not as detailed as it could be, but it's still interesting enough for a quick read.

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#2 McGuire

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 14:13

That is a pretty big deal... and unfortunately, it could turn out to be a white elephant if NASCAR continues toward a spec body (the COT is already fairly close). Also, the man who owns the facility just went away to prison for a two-year stretch.

The Windshear facility is adjacent to the Concord airport, straight across the far end of the runway from Ganassi's shop. Knew a guy had his race shop right about there. Out back there was a little 1/4-mile dirt test track -- I would guess the wind tunnel is built right on top of it. Time marches on.

#3 Canuck

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 15:21

Gene Haas? Remarkable what manufacturing the Bic lighter of CNC machines can do for your wallet.