Learn about the Science of Speed with Acceleration Nation by NASCAR

Disclaimer: The Fandads were compensated for this post to talk about the new NASCAR Acceleration Nation App. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Since watching the Cars movies with my children they know a little about NASCAR and motorsports, but they never really learned much about the science of racing. What does a blue flag with a diagonal yellow stripe mean? What is the difference between “downforce” and “drag”?

If you have your children asking you questions like this then you need to download the new Acceleration Nation app by NASCAR. The website and app, which is available on Android and iPhone, features fun games, info on races, details on cars, and learning materials about the science of racing!

The Acceleration Nation site and app is a great resource for newbies and veterans of NASCAR to get familiar with the ins and outs of NASCAR. It is a fun, entertaining and educational way for kids to learn about NASCAR! You children can learn about NASCAR drivers, tracks and can also learn about the science of speed and more through videos on the website and app. The site does a great job of showcasing the drivers and giving you essential information about them as well as some fun trivia.

While there is some kids games on the site, what better way for your child to use basic principles of STEM than by learning all about the science of racing. Your child can learn how the aerodynamics of the car helps it to race at such fast speeds. Here they will learn the difference between “drag” and “downforce”.  Check out the video below to see a little bit of how the app can help you….and the drivers.

One of the cool components of the site/app is that there is a countdown as to when the next race is going to be. This is great for those that want to go witness a race in person or mark it down on their calendars so they will not miss the race. Also if there is a race in your area remember that kids 12 and under are FREE to all NASCAR XFINITY & Camping World Truck races. 

So what are you waiting for download the FREE Acceleration Nation app today at the App Store or Google Play Store. But wait there’s more…


If downloading the app and visiting the site is not enough to get you excited about NASCAR, how about winning some NASCAR gift cards? That’s right friends, you can win a NASCAR gift card worth $400 by entering in the rafflecopter below. Other than someone winning a $400 gift card, there is a $150 for 2nd, and a $75 f or 3rd place. This is open to residents of US & Canada, and ends Sept 8th, 2017. The contest is open to US and Canada only. 18 and over. Good luck to everyone. 

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