how many horses under the hood..? none – i’ve got cows.

ALMS is a good platform for automotive industry companies pursuing greener products. The Michelin Green X Challenge, which rewards the fastest and most energy efficient cars, considers only gasoline usage at the moment, but as the series evolves, they will likely expand to include another major contributor to petroleum use in cars: oil.

my hair is red, my tires are black and their smoke is white

That particular trait — not being able to sleep when there’s something you can’t figure out — is in my mind the fundamental requirement for being a scientist. I was groggily reading my email Friday and found a request from one of my NASCAR contacts to explain something “simple”: why tires make white smoke, even though the tire is black and the skid marks are black.

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