Have the analytics people infiltrated the NASCAR ranks? Maybe someone performs some serious homework for the major garages, toying in inefficiencies like the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Browns (parting ways with Johnny Football doesn’t exactly need an advanced spreadsheet).
There are certain numbers that signify which drivers have the best chance at winning the Sprint Cup, and that is why we’re taking a swan dive into the deep end of a quality in-ground pool to see just what those numbers mean.
These numerals examine the drivers who made the Chase from the 2015 season because, let’s face it, that’s all that matters.
So, if you, like me, love math*, then taking a closer look at the relevant numbers that make a NASCAR season tick will be a rollicking roll in the mud. Read on for a jam on the upcoming season—by the numbers, of course.
*I don’t like math.**
**Not true. It’s that I stink at math, couldn’t get through Calculus II, but I love its elegance at a high level.