Sunday, February 24, 2008

Driver Demographics

Random thought during a red flag in Fontana …

Urban legend once had it that all stock car drivers came from North Carolina. These days, even with the influx of West Coast drivers and international open-wheelers, the Tar Heel State is still well represented at the Sprint Cup level.

An unofficial tally revealed that there are 45 full-time drivers, loosely defined as drivers who intend to run most — if not all — of 36-race schedule. Of those 45, four come from North Carolina, including Red Bull Racing Team’s own driver of the No. 83, Thomasville’s Brian Vickers. He’s joined by fellow North Carolinians Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis), Kyle Petty (Randleman) and Scott Riggs (Bahama).

California, home of No. 84 driver AJ Allmendinger, tops list with seven. The state-by-state breakdown:

1. California: 7
2. North Carolina: 4
3. Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin, foreign countries: 3
4. Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Washington: 2
5. Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, New Jersey, New York, Texas: 1


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets go racing!!!!!!

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

Patrick Carpentier lists Shelby Township, MI as his hometown.

He's still Canadian but could also be claimed as one for the Mitten State (we are almost as cold as Canada!)

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

Sidenote: at least that's what NASCAR (or FOX) has listed as his hometown (on more than one occasion) when they flash his name on the screen. Whether it's 100% true or not, I don't know. However, I will take any opportunity to claim a driver for my homestate, I can only root so much for Indiana.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Good Luck Today BV and the 83 Crew. Let's go steal the win in Calif. today boyz. We have Wingz.

We Believe in U BV and RBR

6:15 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Good luck this afternoon! :)

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Curt said...

that's a fun face. times have changed, eh?

i'll consider yesterday a practice session for the #83. last thing i remember, the #83 team was making a lot of gains on the track. let's go get that solid finish guys!

i wish the high groove would come in. BV is great at rim-riding.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AGH!!.. another typo. i'm such a laptop noob. i meant "fun fact".


- Curt

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know if they're starting over or picking up where they left off at lap 88?

8:30 AM  
Blogger Bull Rider said...

Picking up where the left off ...

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bull Rider! I couldn't find an answer to my question anywhere.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Top ten! Way to go BV and pit crew!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Awesome 11th place finish BV and the 83 crew!

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Curt said...

great job #83 crew!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job #83 Team and BV!!!! Good calls for position! Can’t wait for Vegas! Good luck RBRT this Friday!

12:31 PM  
Anonymous 83RBRT said...

Another great points day RBRT!!! What a difference a year makes! Great day!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 Kyle Busch 335
2 Ryan Newman 329
3 Tony Stewart 316
4 Kurt Busch 299
5 Carl Edwards 296
6 Kasey Kahne 294
7 Kevin Harvick 268
8 Jimmie Johnson
9 Greg Biffle 262
10 Jeff Burton 261
11 Brian Vickers 257
12 Martin Truex Jr. 253

BV moved up on position. I know its only race # 2 but we have three more to go to be locked in the top 35. Great Job Kevin, BV and crew!!!

12:44 PM  
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