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Season navbox[edit]

So after looking at {{F1GP 2000–09}}, I've been wondering if we should create a navbox that groups together all the races of a season, since there are so many races, and grouping them would help users with say, if they're a Dale Jr. fan, going from the 2014 Daytona 500 page to 2014 Pocono 400. I do recall sidebars like {{2006 Nextel Cup}} being created, so how about creating a navbox like it, so it doesn't get in the way of the article. For example, I suppose this year's would like like this: Zappa24Mati 02:16, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Of course, there could be variations, such as:

Points/exhibition races split
With Chase
This might be a good idea. I'd go with the 'Points/exhibition races split' one myself... - The Bushranger One ping only 23:09, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
@The Bushranger: Good to hear. I wouldn't mind using that one, but knowing the significance of the Chase, I feel like also splitting the Chase races from the standard ones as well would work, like this: Zappa24Mati 23:16, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Points/exhibition/Chase split
Alright, so I've created the navbox at {{2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup}}. NFLisAwesome 18:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Idea for change to race info box[edit]

This is a thought I want to throw out here. I was wondering what you guys would think about changing the info box we use for race reports to include not just the television station covering the race, but also the radio network covering it (MRN, PRN and IMS Radio Network).--Daytona 500 22:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Irwin Tools Night Race[edit]

I'm going to be at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Cup race next weekend. The Race to the Chase is heating up and it's going to be a night of insanity at Thunder Valley. This means someone else will have to fill out the race report.

I'll take some pictures of the race while I'm there. I want to know if there's any drivers who need a new profile picture that's more current, such as Tony Stewart (his is still from his days at Joe Gibbs Racing).--Daytona 500 17:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

There are quite a number of drivers that need updated infobox pics like Stewart, Martin Truex, Jr., Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, David Ragan, Reed Sorenson, David Gilliland (who, surprisingly, is the only Cup driver without a pic), and Aric Almirola. IIRC, all but Gilliland, Ragan, Logano, and Harvick are all from 2007. Zappa24Mati 20:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, if you can grab one of Gilliland, that would be top priority. Have fun! - The Bushranger One ping only 21:16, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, is there anything in particular of Bristol that needs a picture taken?--Daytona 500 00:27, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi! How about photos of race action? There are plenty of pictures of cars running at the track, but they usually look static. Try some pans with longer exposure times to add some blur. Good luck! --NaBUru38 (talk) 21:01, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
How about some shots of the entire field snaking around the track - two wide at a restart? That would be nice for the track and race articles. I personally always photograph every car and every driver at the Road America Nationwide race and upload the best one for each. Bristol has always been my favorite track, and one race that I would consider driving so far to experience. ENJOY! Royalbroil 05:11, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Which driver to list[edit]

Trevor Bayne and Martin Truex, Jr. had substitutes qualify their cars for tomorrow's 2014 Pure Michigan 400. I listed Bayne and Truex in place of Ryan Blaney, who qualified for Bayne, and Matt Crafton, who qualified for Truex. Should it be the other way around or just leave it as it is?--Daytona 500 19:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The driver who qualified the car should be listed on the qualifying list/starting grid. On the results, a footnote as on Ernie Irvan at 1998 Pepsi 400#Race results can be used to note that there was a driver change. - The Bushranger One ping only 02:00, 17 August 2014 (UTC)