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August 31, 2007

NASCAR’s PR Guy Needs A Splint

Just read on Jayski a summary of a press release from NASCAR that said passes at the “new” Bristol doubled over the previous race.

Then they cite some statistics  that show that there were 2,147 green flag passes during the race. J.J. Yeley, who finished 13th, managed to make 107 passes under the green flag.

I’m not sure what they’re calling a “pass.” Is it just cars you’re passing that are on the same lap? When John Andretti didn’t start the race for 40 some laps, did the other 42 cars get credit for passing him (that’s 1600 passes right there).

Basically, those statistics are useless. The only real stat they need to look at to show how exciting a race is is lead changes under green, and then they need to take into account lead changes that happen during green flag pit stops. Using that methodology, there were only three passes for the lead the other night.

This is a great indicator of how boring the race really was. I’m not the only one who thinks so.¬† NASCAR says that was a race for the “pure fan.” If that’s the case, then I’m not a pure race fan.

Meanwhile, someone should look out for the NASCAR PR guy. I think he broke his arm patting himself (or NASCAR) on the back for having such a “great” race.

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