The DNF thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by LouieLouie, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    As of 7/11, the most DNFs by a single driver is 4. The list of these drivers is kind of interesting.

    Drivers with 4 DNFs
    Byron - rookie
    McMurray - this is a little surprising since he is usually Mr. Consistent and points into the playoffs each year
    McDowell - this seems about average for him
    Bayne - 14 starts
    LaJoie - Only 9 starts (Start and Park?)
    Sorenson - Only 8 starts (Start and Park?)

    Kes - 4 DNFs, no wins, leading the points race of drivers without a win, kind of surprising
    Blaney - surprisingly still in the playoffs with 4 DNFs but has a comfortable cushion

    Drivers with 3 DNFs
    Harvick
    Truex
    Kurt Busch
    Larson
    Hamlin
    JJ
    Chase Elliot
    Menard
    Newman
    Allmendinger
    Kahne
    DiBenedetto

    A Good mix of drivers, top tier, mid tier, and lower tier.
     
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  2. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Like to see that list revisited after the plate races are dropped.
    DNF's and wins at plate races should not be included in a drivers resume.
     
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  3. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Road courses too since you turn right, and short tracks because you dont go fast enough and 2 milers because you go too fast.:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    It's appalling how much overlap there is between these lists and my fantasy teams. :(
     
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  5. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I've learned that through doing crash stats, a lot of the drivers who wreck the most are the ones who run the best, my theory is because they know they have the car to compete they push harder and get in more trouble.
     
  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That may be but there’s no way I’m starting Burrito this week!
     
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think they have a Larry Mac saying for that. If you ain't wrecking, you ain't racing. There is a lot to that I believe. Wheel holders seldom push it. Guys like Larson is a great example of one who doesn't have the best equipment but he over drives the heck out of it anyway.
     
  8. dirtguru

    dirtguru Team Owner

    Should be a big list of those with DNFs after Daytona. Heck there was so much carnage created by Stenhouse that Nascsar couldn't find anyone to penalize this week.
     

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