Driver Average or Driver Median?

Why a NASCAR Drivers Average Is Not The Best Measurement A NASCAR drivers average finish is a popular statistical benchmark used to determine how well a driver does at a certain track or track type. Look at these NASCAR stats sites: Yahoo! Sports NASCAR Statistics Fox Sports NASCAR Statistics NASCAR.com Driver Statistics They all have […]

Jack is Naughty. Rick is Nice.

Alright. Now I’m a little confused. Maybe I just assumed the National Guard was no longer sponsoring Greg Biffle’s, Roush Racing, #16 ride because they decided to not sponsor a NASCAR car any longer. I guess that’s not the case. Turns out that The National Guard is now co-sponsoring (along with GMAC) the Rick Hendrick […]

Daytona Qualifying Speed 220.944 mph?

The actual qualifying speed is more likely to be in the mid to high 180’s as it has been for the past 5 years. That seems right around where NASCAR wants to keep it. It makes for good speculation as to how fast they could be going if left unrestricted. I’m not mechanically inclined at […]

Iron Man Returns

Oh happy days! Ricky Rudd aka “The Iron Man” is returning back to full-time Nextel Cup racing. Teaming up with the ailing Robert Yates Racing may not be the best ride in the garage, but certainly ought to be as good as his last ride. I dug out my Ricky Rudd book (a Christmas present […]

Hey Fantasy Racing Experts

“Got the knack, desire, insight or gut to pick the correct race winner each week? I’m re-working the Fantasy Racing Experts Picks section of the website and am looking for new faces to make their pick each week. If your interested in participating for the 2007 NASCAR season shoot me an email: me[at]onebadwheel[dot]com You’ll get […]

NASCAR Statistics For Webmasters

“I finally was able to write a script to let you easily feed NASCAR Point Standings to your website or blog. In my new section, Webmaster Tools, I’ve got the snippets of Javascript code for you to copy and paste onto your site. The current Point Standings feed will display at 180px wide, so should […]

This Way Or That Jimmie Johnson Wins

“As much as I’d like to throw some twist on Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship, I won’t. I can’t. He had an awesome year. I’ve watched the NASCAR point standings under the old (non-chase format) along with the current NASCAR point standings. Either way you want to play it, Jimmie Johnson wins. Under […]

Fans Cheer and Jeer at Texas

“I conducted a very unscientific observational poll Sunday during NASCAR Nextel Cup driver introductions at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. I wanted to observe which NASCAR drivers got the biggest fan response. Here are the results based on my location in the stands. Cheers Some type of positive cheering: Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, […]

Trackside at Texas Motor Speedway

We spent about 10 hours at Texas Motor Speedway yesterday. Watched NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series qualifying. Plus, the Craftsman Series truck race. Qualifying Reports The Roush teams really struggled. Jamie McMurray’s qualifying lap was a disgrace. I didn’t hear why it was so bad, but it mirrors his season. The temperature at the […]

Texas Trucks Take Two

Tonight was NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway for round 2 of NASCAR racing in the Lone Star State. I sat with my father, brother, nephew and several hundred other people watching the boys (and girl) of the CTS speed around the track. It is the coldest night so far this fall […]