This is my first year. Other than the first handful of races, I don't know what it's like to play with 'normal' qualifying. I don't know if that's gives me an advantage or disadvantage, or if it makes any difference at all.I'm finding that the way NASCAR determines the starting line-up (a weighted lottery) is making it hard to pick a "C group" driver with any confidence.
With the way it's one, these guys are pretty much doomed to start at the back each and every race.
Until NASCAR eliminated practice and qualifying this year, the deadline for submittal of driver picks had always been Friday at noon.This is my first year. Other than the first handful of races, I don't know what it's like to play with 'normal' qualifying. I don't know if that's gives me an advantage or disadvantage, or if it makes any difference at all.
Yahoo's Thursday preliminary deadline is just one of the reasons my co-workers decided to switch to something else it almost 20 years ago. We wanted the option to use P&Q information through the entire decision process if we chose. It's not as if anyone can be required to look at the numbers if they don't want to. I play games is to get a little brain stimulation, and juggling the stats adds some of that. (Yeah, yeah, I only have a little brain to stimulate; let's move along, shall we?)The idea, which @Johali was a big promoter of, was that picks had to be made without having what some considered to be an overload of information, i.e. practice and qualifying results.
Another reason we left Yahoo for other options. We want to be able to change our minds as late as possible, That's especially true after NASCAR decided some inspections would be done on Sunday mornings.Personally, I've become fond of the idea of allowing picks to made up until race day, like the Driver Group Game.