Production-wise, Chase a Three-Man Battle
By David Smith (on Twitter at @DavidSmithMA)
October 2, 2012
After three mentally arduous rounds of a 10-race playoff, the true championship contenders have emerged. Production in Equal Equipment Ratings (PEER) specifically for the Chase do not tell the entire story of this year’s championship hunt, but they do help our understanding as to which drivers elevated their performance levels, which drivers held steady and which drivers have regressed from the 26-race regular season.
As of right now, there are three heavyweights meticulously jabbing, hoping to wear down the other two for the season-long crown. The remaining nine in the Chase are either a step or two behind or completely out to lunch.
Here is the current PEER, through three races, for each driver in the Chase ... Read More
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