Does NASCAR Need Qualifying?

I’ve made the argument that NASCAR needs at least a little practice. But what about qualifying? Does it have a place in post-pandemic NASCAR? The Problem Racing with the coronavirus forced NASCAR to cancel everything […]

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What To Expect from Indy

Each track has its own characteristics. What can we expect this weekend for the Cup Race at Indy? More Damage Than We’ve Seen The thing that stood out to me on the first pass through […]


Ballast: Tungsten vs. Lead

NASCAR penalized a couple of teams recently for dropping tungsten ballast on the racetrack. Let’s revisit why those chunks of tungsten are there in the first place. Ballast is weight added to a racecar to […]

Race Reports

Talladega Race Report

A battle on the last lap always makes a race better. And we didn’t lose anything having had to skip qualifying. So how did our drivers do? Here’s the Talladega Race Report. Cautions The Caution-O-Gram […]

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Graphs Can Be Misleading

With all the Coronavirus stories in the news right now, you’re seeing a lot of graphs. Although numbers are objective, the way they are presented often isn’t. Tricks like suppressing zeros can make small changes […]

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Homestead-Miami In Perspective

It’s Tuesday, which means putting last Sunday’s Homestead-Miami race into perspective. So here’s a comparison of that race with its historical antecedents. Yesterday’s Race Report gives more details about individual driver performances. Cautions Sunday’s race, […]

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Homestead-Miami Race Report

This was the first time in Homestead-Miami Speedway‘s NASCAR career that it wasn’t one of the last races of the season. Here’s the Homestead-Miami Race Report: the race in pictures. Cautions The ubiquitous pop-up thunderstorms […]