NASCAR Webisode 1
In order to get myself, and this car ready, there is a tremendous focus on training and technology and preparation for the season.
Hi I'm Ryan Newman, Driver of the number 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala S.S. It's a great honor and tremendous responsibility to drive for the over one million men and women who defend our freedom. In order to get myself, and this car ready, there is a tremendous focus on training and technology and preparation for the season.
There's two different kinds of preparation, there's physical and then there's mental. Every race is different. You have to think about what your goals are and what your focus is going to be for the day, where you're starting, obviously where you want to finish, that's a no brainer. You have to be hydrated, because physically when you're hydrated you don't cramp and you don't mentally start to think about it. The bottom line is physically and mentally you have to be prepared, think about what your goal is, you know just be ready to attack anything that is going to come at you.
I'm not the only one putting in the work. This car gets a full work out as well. Our engineers and crew utilize intense levels of technology to test and prepare the car to race at its highest level. Stewart Haas Racing has it's own wind tunnel, it's a full scale wind tunnel with a rolling road, where we can actually wind tunnel test to get the down force and drag out of each car. We do different tests for different racetracks that we go to. So from a technology standpoint we are always trying to get ahead of the competition. Then the engine gets Dyno tested so we know how much horsepower or torque, and we can manipulate how much horsepower and torque we have before we go to each racetrack for the given gear we have for the given race track and the type of performance that we need out of the engine. So, there is a seven post shaker as well, where we can actually test the travel of the car, we can test the shocks and how the car rides, so when we're talking about a bumpy racetrack it has a definite impact on the shock program, more so than a smooth racetrack and those are some of the things that we do from a technology standpoint, to get that extra homework done before we get to the racetrack.
Army Soldiers rely on tough rigorous training and cutting edge technology to build a strength like no other and for us as a race team the impact is the same, training, technology, each plays a pivotal in building a strong race team.
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