answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Not all tracks are counter clockwise, but every NASCAR oval track has only left turns, because the drivers sit on that side of the car. The drivers generally try to keep to the inside of the track (because it is a shorter distance around the track) So by making all left turns, the drivers can better see what is going on around them. It is for safety reasons also; it keeps the driver away from the out side wall (guardrail in the old days).

In Australia, where they have a very active and popular oval track racing industry, the cars turn RIGHT, not left. This has to do with the fact that in that country the driver sits on the right side of the car, not the left as in the USA.

Despite some claims, it has nothing to do with centrifugal forces. Some link the direction the cars follow on track to the spin of water going down a drain- supposedly, the spin of water in a drain is dictated by the earth's rotation and varies depending upon the hemisphere, north or south. The entire drain theory, however, is a myth; the earth's rotation and being in a certain hemisphere has no bearing on either water in a drain nor the forces exerted on cars on a track.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-08-10 06:14:50
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: On oval tracks why do the race cars always go counter clockwise and make only left turns?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

Does Neptune go counter-clockwise?

No it turns clockwise


What is the difference between a clockwise and an anti-clockwise rotation?

Clockwise turns to the right, counter-clockwise turns to the left


Does the moon turn clockwise?

No, it turns and orbits counter-clockwise


Distributor turns clockwise or counter clockwise is a 97 v8 dodge magnum?

Clockwise.


How does earth's rotation different from Venus's?

Earth turns clockwise yet venus turns counter clockwise


What is different with left and right dual outboard motors?

one turns clockwise- the other turns counter clockwise. Otherwise refered to "counter-rotating props"


What is clock wise?

Turning something 'clockwise' would be turning it in the direction the hands on a clock turns. 'Counter-clockwise' would be turning it the opposite direction of a clock. I always remember anti-clockwise from clockwise, by which way a clock turns for clockwise, and the opposite way of a clock turning for anti-clockwise.


Does the firing order for a 1981 305 Chevy go clockwise or counter clockwise on the distributor?

Rotor turns clockwise.


Is the distributor rotation on a Ford 302 clockwise or counter clockwise The engine looking at it from the front turns clockwise?

counterclockwise


Does the rotor turn counter clockwise in a 390 ford?

Rotor turns counterclockwise.


For a volkswagen with rotor that turns clockwise what direction do you turn distributor to advance or retard?

To advance, rotate the distributor counter-clockwise. To retard, roatate it clockwise).


How do you unscrew oil filter dodge sprinter 2007?

It turns counter clockwise to loosen.


For a Chevy 350 with rotor that turns clockwise what direction do you turn distributor to advance or retard?

Rtr. turning clockwise. Rotate distributor counter clockwise to advance timing, clockwise to retard.


What is difference between prograde rotation and retrograde rotation?

Prograde rotation turns counter clockwise while retrograde rotation turns clockwise. ( As viewed from above the Earth's North Pole.)


What is unusaul about Venus rotation?

it turns clockwise while all the other planets turn counter-clockwise look at this example key;venus is number 2 clockwise ------------- counter-clockwise ------------------------ venus mars earth mercury Jupiter Saturn uranuas neptune Pluto


Circular saw blade turns in what direction?

Looking at the arbor/nut side, counter clockwise.


What is the firing order for a 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Chevy Dist turns Clockwise Olds Dist turns Counter-Clockwise


What is the pressure gradient force?

Earth turns the wind to the right, resulting in the counter-clockwise wind flow


Which way does the bolt turn on a 2005 jeep Cherokee oil pan?

It turns counter clockwise to loosen.


What is the firing order for a 1958 Cadillac v8 365?

The firing order is 18436572 and Distributor turns counter clockwise.


What is the firing order for a 1991 Nissan 240sx?

1-3-4-2 Distributor turns counter clockwise.


What is the firing order for a Nissan 1994?

1-3-4-2 distributor rotor turns counter-clockwise


What is a lauriat service?

Type of food service which originated in China. It uses a Lazy Susan to move the food counter-clockwise or clockwise depending to the way the guest turns it.


What is the direction Earth turns?

Towards the east - that's the definition of east. Looking down on the north pole, its counter-clockwise.


Do tornadoes turn clockwise or counter clockwise?

Normally they turn counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. However, in very rare cases a tornado turns in the opposite direction from normal. These are called anticyclonic tornadoes.