A table showing the average finishing positions of elite drivers in the races after their last wins
Drivers
2022

More-Experienced Drivers Fared Worse with the Next Gen Car: Season Rankings

From the start of the 2022 season, veteran NASCAR Cup Series drivers fared worse with the Next Gen car much more than their less-experienced counterparts. Some drivers, like Denny Hamlin, seemed to come to grips with the car in the later portions of the season. Others didn’t. […]

Statistics
2021 penalties incurred by crew shown as a pie chart separating out the different types of penalties
Penalties
A scatter plot showing the number of cautions in 2018 as a function of number of races
Statistics
Racing
Racing

The Best Average Finishing Position by Track Type

We’ve looked in detail at the average finishing positions for the five track types (superspeedway, short tracks, road courses, intermediate tracks and the 2-mile non-superspeedway tracks, which I’ve creatively called ‘other’. Now, let’s put all […]

Statistics
Racing
Aerodynamics