WINNING IN NASCAR IS LIKE COUNTING CARDS

In my previous article about the Watermill Score, I explained how we can simplify the NASCAR points system to just four basic metrics: finishing the race, finishing on the lead lap, top 10s and wins. I also suggested how this allows for smarter gambles by crew chiefs. Another way to think about this concept is to use the analogy of counting cards in blackjack.The point in blackjack is that you have 52 cards in a deck, but only certain cards are worth points. In a simple counting scheme, many car ...

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