NASCAR Brembo Brake Facts - Richmond
On Saturday, September 10, NASCAR Sprint Cup series will race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond Virginia, USA. With the drivers on the brakes 28% of the lap, Richmond is the 3rd most difficult braking track behind Watkins Glen and Martinsville. This weekend's race will be the last before The Chase begins at Chicago so the drivers will hold nothing back.The latest Brembo circuit animation illustrates the hardest braking point of the ¾ mile D-shaped oval. Turn #1 is especially demanding as the drivers brake for 3.5 seconds, slowing from 154 mph to 92 mph resulting in a force of 0.8 G and a brake temperature of 1362 F.
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