NASCAR took last week off to celebrate April Fools’ Day, but this week it’s back and ready to rock the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), which is a high-banked 1.5-mile quad-oval with fast speeds and a surface that was repaved less than two years ago.
Plus, it was the site of the 1997 Blockbuster Rock Fest, which featured Bush, No Doubt, and a lot of other artists (cough) whose songs you guiltily sing when no one else is around. And by “you,” I mean “me.” Don’t speak.
Per usual, I am relying on the machine learning statistical models and similarity scores at RotoViz. When sorting through the head-to-head driver props for Texas, I’ve opted to focus most on projected finishing position as well as short- and long-run final practice times, year-to-date performance, track history, and starting position.