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Pole Position is important It is not a guarantee of a win, but it is strongly correlated with first place and top five finishes. The Link above has the analysis for each starting position for every race in NASCAR history that contained 43 cars (the modern number of cars). The person with the pole has won just fewer than 80 of those races. The person who ...


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I'm actually having a really tough time finding stats for this, which is kind of odd given the public's propensity for crashes. The best I've been able to find is this USA Today article, which takes a look at crashes throughout the 2009 season. It also includes an infographic breaking down crashes by track for the season: As you can see, Daytona is ...


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Googling 'reaction time age driving', it seems the National Institute of Senior Health argues that It’s your health — not your age — that matters most in driving safely.As you get older, you may notice physical changes or changes in other abilities. For example, you may have difficulty seeing at night or may not react as quickly to sudden changes. These ...


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I don't think you will ever find a definitive answer for this, as it varies so much from venue to venue and series to series, not to mention external factors (weather etc.) play just as big a role. However, qualifying is certainly important, and I will explain why below. Firstly, let's look at the factors influencing the importance of starting position; ...


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