As a member of the Data Explorer team and a fan of NASCAR, it was only natural (or not?) that I would combine the two. Besides, it’s fun to file bugs to our dev team who overwhelming choose soccer as their favorite sport. Even as I write this I can hear them saying, “It’s football, silly American.”
Last season, I created a Data Explorer document that pulled in track history, current season performance numbers, and figured out which five drivers I should pick for each race. While I didn’t win our league, I did finish in the top 5% in the country, at least among those who played on FoxSports.com.
Right now I have to manually change the URL to get the driver history the current week’s track, but I have some plans to make that more automatic. Once I get it cleaned up I’ll be sure to share it with everyone.