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NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, crew teach Birmingham youth about 'Science of Speed'

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers and his crew gave some Birmingham teens a tutorial on the "Science of Speed.

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Vickers, crew chief Billy Scott and others met with several dozen youth at the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club Wednesday ahead of race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

They set up stations to answer questions about safety, shocks and tires — or just how it feels to drive that fast. The emphasis was on the importance of subjects like science and math in building careers in fields such as auto racing.

Vickers told the kids his parents wouldn't allow him to race "if I didn't have straight A's."

Vickers says he has always loved science and math and even subscribes to Scientific American. Scott went back to school for a mechanical engineering degree.

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