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Age and the NASCAR Driver: Can They Still Compete?

Jeff Gordon’s decision to step away from full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing has resulted in a lot of discussion about aging drivers. We’re on the verge of a turnover as a number of drivers (Johnson, Stewart, Junior, Harvick among others) reach their forties. And what an appropriate topic for this week…

Infographic: Current Drivers’ Rookie Years

Just out of curiosity, I pulled up some data from racing-reference.info on different drivers’ rookie years in the Cup series.  The data are from each driver’s first full year as a Cup driver.  I picked out some drivers who have gone on to become series champions, some that will likely…

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