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New draft: Draft:Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing[edit]

Hi, I noticed the above draft at WP:AfC and wondered if any of you people had any opinions about it. Rankersbo (talk) 08:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Parameters for other series in {{Infobox NASCAR driver}}[edit]

I know we currently have parameters for the top three series, the two other North American series and the Grand National East series, but should we add parameters for the Whelen Euro Series, AUSCAR, or even the regional series (K&N/Modified)? That way, we don't have to place two infoboxes (usually {{Infobox NASCAR driver}} and {{Infobox racing driver}}) on an article, and instead have them in one? Of course, an alternative method could be using the former as a child template. Zappa24Mati 21:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't see why not.--Daytona 500 21:59, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, the Canadian Tire Series and Toyota Series are included because they're the top national series in Canada and Mexico (and honestly I wouldn't have included them even with that, as they're at the same level as the K&N Pro Series, but somebody else had already put in the Toyota Series, so...). GN East is there because it (and the Convertible Series) were at the equivilant level of Busch/Nationwide. IMHO the other series simply aren't at a high enough level (and was AUSCAR even a NASCAR-sanctioned series?) to call for that level of detail in the infobox. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:24, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Then should we consider using the NASCAR infobox as a child template under the racing driver one for those who race full-time in any other NASCAR-sanctioned series and use the latter as the primary infobox, like at Brett Moffitt? Zappa24Mati 23:42, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I would do. I agree with Bushranger that they're not at the right level. Royalbroil 13:05, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
That's how I generally do it, yeah. (And that makes me muse that Moffit probably should have his infoboxes shuffled since he's not running K&N anymore...) - The Bushranger One ping only 20:51, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

"The Canadian Tire Series and Toyota Series are included because they're the top national series in Canada and Mexico (and honestly I wouldn't have included them even with that, as they're at the same level as the K&N Pro Series)"

NASCAR Mexico is shown live on Fox Sports 3 (ex Speed Channel), the same channel as Cup, IMSA, WTCC and WRC. They are professional, just like V8 Supercars, STCC and Argentine TC2000. --NaBUru38 (talk) 18:33, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Using a template to link to seasons[edit]

This is probably my 30th suggestion now, but after working on NFL and F1 pages, I've noticed that they often utilize templates (i.e., {{NFL Year}} and {{F1}}, respectively) to link to season pages as a shortcut, so people don't have to type out 1985 NFL season or 2004 Formula One season. As a result, should we design a template of similar use, like {{NASCAR year}} and do some tinkering to add parameters for the lower series, like for example: to link to 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series, we could do {{NASCAR year|2014|Nationwide}}. The only problem I see with this is when series get renamed, like the NNS next season. Zappa24Mati 01:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

NASCAR driver categorization on Commons[edit]

User:Basshuntersw is making subcategories of the NASCAR drivers on Commons. Bass isn't adding any of these categories to the drivers here or on any of the Wikipedias even after I asked him to [1]. Does anyone want to add these categories on the English Wikipedia. I would but I don't have any spare time. Royalbroil 11:58, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

QL vs. INQ in regard to Tony Stewart[edit]

There's a back and forth going on with the points standings table on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in regard to whether to list Tony Stewart as QL or INQ for Watkins Glen. My understanding and how it's listed in the key button is that QL is used when a driver qualified the car for another driver whilst INQ is used when the driver who qualified the car gets injured and doesn't start the race. There is one editor that says Tony wasn't injured when the events at Canandaigua Motorsports Park occurred and we should list him as QL for the Glen. I maintain that it should be INQ because Tony suffered mental anguish as a result of what happened. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster." It's obvious Tony has suffered emotional injuries because of those events and should be listed as INQ on the table. What do you guys think?--Daytona 500 18:52, 19 September 2014 (UTC)