The two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions were both dramatic and unpredictable on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway as the sanctioning body made several changes over the course of the day to lower speeds and ensure engine reliability.For the first time since 1988, a race at Talladega will not feature restrictor plates to reduce horsepower. NASCAR is instead using a similar device, the tapered spacer, to limit horsepower to 550 -- which is up from 410 from recent seasons.As a result of the extra horsepower, NASCAR implemented a larger nine-inch spoiler for the first session but was not comfortable with the speeds.Eight drivers topped 202 mph in that first session, led by Kurt Busch with a fast lap that reached 202.67 mph. A total of 21 drivers reached 200 mph.Thus, NASCAR ordered changed to further slow the cars down. The sanctioning body ordered a 1” wicker extension to be installed to the spoiler. It is also allowing for teams to select one of two gear options … [Read more...] about 24 drivers top 200 mph in Talladega practice after NASCAR attempts to slow speeds
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Among the world’s Top 10 markets, Italy is the fastest growing so far in 2015 at +14%. This is the portal to all Q1 2015 updates, covering the Top 12 markets in the world. Click on any link to access the data. 1. China 6.15 million units China 1st Quarter 2015: Baojun 730 and Ford Escort superstars 2. USA 3.956.760 USA 1st Quarter 2015: Trucks lift market up 6% *. Europe 3.629.902 Europe 1st Quarter 2015: Nissan Qashqai leads SUV surge 3. Japan 1.578.879 Japan 1st Quarter 2015: New Demio and CX-3 keep Mazda up in market down 14% 4. Germany 757.630 Germany 1st Quarter 2014: VW Golf and Passat help lift market up 6% 5. UK 734.588 UK 1st Quarter 2015: Now with all-models ranking (BSCB exclusive) 6. India 675.869 India 1st Quarter 2015: Maruti and Hyundai dominate market up 2% 7. Brazil 648.877 Brazil 1st Quarter 2015: Once-in-a-decade market shifts occurring 8. France 477.326 France 1st Quarter 2015: Artificial recovery? 9. Italy 431.568 Italy … [Read more...] about First Quarter 2015 updates for the Top 12 markets in the world
The Ram pickup is the best-selling vehicle in Montana so far in 2015. * Click on title to see the Top 5 best-selling light trucks and Top 5 cars in each U.S. state * Here you will find the Top 5 best-sellers in the light truck category – that’s pickups and SUVs – and the Top 5 passenger cars in all States I am going through for this U.S. North to South series. This means, in alphabetical order: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Utah will be uploaded shortly. The data covers the first 6 months of 2015 which is the most recent data available for such a level of detail in the U.S. The Subaru Outback is the #1 passenger car in five of the states I am visiting this year. We learn that the Subaru Outback is the #1 passenger car in no less than five states, the other winners in the PC category being the Toyota Camry (two states) Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic (one each). No luck for U.S. manufacturers in this category: … [Read more...] about U.S. North to South 2015: See the Top-selling vehicles in each State visited
Start the Countdown Moisturizers that claim to be all-natural can still contain allergens. Is your favorite lotion doing your skin any favors? See more skin care ingredient pictures. John Slater/Getty Images You apply lotion or body cream to get smooth, silky legs, but you end up breaking out in hives. What gives? Yes, you need to moisturize to maintain a proper skin care regimen, but your body is constantly changing, and the way it reacts to things can be just as dynamic. Knowing the top five allergens in moisturizers can help you avoid products that are likely to irritate your skin. As with food choices, skin moisturizing makes for good health. But like food allergies, some people can develop skin allergies to ingredients contained in moisturizers [source: Orton]. In this list, HowStuffWorks takes the guesswork out of identifying potential allergens in moisturizers, so you'll be ready to shop smartly the next time you go to restock your beauty bar. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Allergens in Moisturizers
Vesuvius looms over Pompeii, the city that has enthralled archaeologists since the 16th century. Hemera/Thinkstock Identifying the biggest archaeological find in history is sort of like naming the best movie ever made. One person's blockbuster could be another person's bust. Still, there are ways to make the decision less subjective. One way requires a checklist to help evaluate the merits of various archaeological finds. Our handy checklist contains five questions: Does the find amaze with its details, clarity or size?Does the find advance the field of archaeology in a significant way?Does the find revise our thinking on a particular aspect of history?Does the find capture the imagination of non-scientists?And does the find help prepare us for the future? We applied these questions to a who's who of archaeological discoveries. For example, we considered the Rosetta Stone, an ancient Egyptian stone bearing three languages that enabled scientists to decipher hieroglyphic … [Read more...] about What’s the biggest archaeological find in history?