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Posted by webmaster on June 7, 2011
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Welcome to the new racing-reference.info! We hope you like the new look, but a lot more has changed than just some colors:
We now have data from NASCAR on pit stops (starting in mid-2010) and crew chiefs. Some of the data on crew chiefs has been obtained from media guides and other sources and in some cases goes back to the 1960s! There are lots of holes in the data however, and we can use your help in filling those gaps.
For races in NASCAR?s top 3 series going back to 2008 (and more to come soon) we have data on where drivers were running at various intervals during each race and the capability to generate charts which show that data. Where the data is available, there is a link on the race page highlighted in yellow called Lap-by-Lap Driver Chart. Clicking on that link takes you to a page where you can generate a chart for up to 4 drivers at a time.
Now at the bottom of all pages is our complete menu. There are still the quick links near the top of every page, but the menu at the bottom of each page shows the complete range of data and functions that we have.
Improved navigation on driver, owner and race pages: At the top of each of these pages there are more prominent links to items such as comments and much more in the case of races. Not every item is available for every race, but if we have it that?s where it?s linked.
For drivers, owners and crew chiefs, there are dropdowns to select year, series and a variety of data such as race results by track, all wins in a particular series, and more.
Driver contact information: there is a new item on driver pages called 'Contact Info'. We have moved the driver website links to this new page, and beginning now users can directly post information for a driver such as their website, Facebook page or Twitter account in this section of our site.
On most pages there is a Tweet button which will automatically encode a link to that page, which makes it easier for users to share our pages on Twitter with your followers.
That's it for now, but we are always looking to improve the site with more functionality, as well as more data. We welcome your comments regarding this update and we'd like to know what further improvements you want to see!
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