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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)

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)