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On Driver Development…

[Many leagues in this passage are referred to as "developmental series." It's important to note that this term is used from the perspective of NASCAR and assumes that the Cup Series is the ideal destination for drivers. In reality, many organizations surveyed are the pinnacles of particular racing disciplines and …

On Changes…

On March 19, 2014, several changes occurred to this website. I outline them below: I am no longer able to share any research regarding NASCAR’s Nielsen television ratings. All previous essays that analyze those data have been removed as well. Some other articles have been deleted, too. This website has …

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On Points Systems…

EDIT: This most recent update includes NASCAR’s official changes to the points system. All of them. If you have questions, please contact …

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On Minor League Imbalances…

NASCAR’s top “minor league” is the Nationwide Series. Many drivers and teams from the sanctioning body’s premier level — the Cup Series …

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On IndyCar Ratings…

I recently shared a graph which charts the television ratings for INDYCAR’s IndyCar Series from 1996 through today. I plotted each race’s …

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On Diminishing Returns…

NPR’s Mr. Frank Deford theorizes that NASCAR’s overall decline in fascination is due, in part, to the “diminishing returns” on speed and …

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On Starting-and-Parking…

[NOTE: This entry is a bit long, but it's straightforward with plenty of graphics to create intriguing perspectives. As I always emphasize, …