The visualizations show how the points evolved over the 26 weeks of the regular season. The number in the lower right-hand corner is the race number, so you can see how the numbers changed each week. What’s most interesting, is how Denny Hamlin faded back midway through the regular season and Kyle Larson took off like a rocket.
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, author of The Physics of NASCAR, combines her passions for science and speed to provide racing fans an under-the-hood look at the technical side of motorsports. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a racecar loose or why the wheels on the NextGen racecar will only have one lug, Dr. Diandra has answers.