Junior comprehends that the use of "fast/er" and "slow/er" as adverbs require context to be meaningful.
A physics professor might well 'technically' correct you in that 120 mph is a higher velocity (or speed) than 110 mph.Physics say NASCAR at 120mph is faster than INDYCAR at 110mph.
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So braking is a bad thing?
IndyCar will race at 190 mph for a longer distance than Richmond is around
I guess that just points out what a lousy indicator of actual faster racing and maximization of potential speed a lap average is.
I went 120 mph around Texas Motor Speedway in a Honda Accord. No helmet.
You know what you like. 75% as fast, 25% slower. Enjoy!
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The falsehood is claiming that the Cup cars at RIR will be racing faster than the IndyCars at Sao Paulo.
T13 is not the one making the false claim.
One last chance to see if you can recognize the false claim in Turn13's statement. I know it will be hard for you, but give it an honest try.I know you can spot the lie, but I'm 75-25 that you do not have enough integrity to tell us you do.Originally Posted by Turn13
Do you see it? What is the lie in Turn13's statement? (I'm hoping you are honest enough make me lose the bet.)
40 pages. Unreal this has gotten 40 pages of responses.
I'd rather have 10% of the world interested in the ICS than 50% of US that NASCAR currently has
Ohhh... average speed. Ok. Their average lap speed is higher than the average lap speed of the IndyCars at SP.
And yet the Cup cars are slower by a substantial margin.
Cup cars are faster by a substantial margin when INDYCARs are negotiating the numerous tight turns on a city street course. At the end of the lap, NASCAR laps their track at a higher rate of speed than INDYCARs on their track of choice.
But that's like almost every weekend that they race
My "big lie" was probably that IndyCars don't run the entire mile-length at 190. They spend some time getting up to speed and braking. But they still spend a lot longer at higher speeds on just part of their lap than Cup cars at Richmond do.
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I can only guess. You're better informed than am I.
Clearly you are saying that you are irrational in your thoughts on this subject.
But I already knew that.
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Perhaps because you choose to live in a world without context
I don't mind comparing lap speeds to the record, because of course IndyCar is always faster, regardless, but on road courses yeah it's very misleading. Which is why using the percentage of the record is even better.
And IndyCar will spend more time at speeds above those run in Cup this weekend, and run for a greater distance at those higher speeds, than Cup does for an entire lap.
As well as going through those slower portions faster than Cup ever could.
IndyCar 98% Cup 75%
You won't see me in Richmond I'll be watching the series that accelerates faster, decelerates faster, corners faster, hits higher speeds, is faster on ovals, is faster on non-ovals, and holds the all-time track records on all the tracks it's run on.
You can use the lousy excuses for not doing any of those
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