Hey folks. Today is a sad day and a happy day, as this is the last T1 article I am expecting to write. With Clyde Hudson now part of the media team, he will be focusing on T1 for the rest of the season as I focus more on my own tier, which I used to be leading.
So, for my last T1 article, I decided I would re-visit the lucky/unlucky rankings and project where each driver will likely finish based on attribute score.
First off, let’s look at luck. For what it’s worth, there isn’t a lot of excitement here. For the most part, drivers are pretty much where you’d expect, with the top of the bad luck list mainly being drivers who joined after the season started. Here’s the entire list, with negative numbers representing those outperforming their attributes, and positive the unlucky ones.
|Cal Naughton, Jr||12|
|Spark Spencer III||0|
|Jim Bob Cooter||-3|
The name that REALLY jumps out is Brian Wheat, a full 11 spots above even the next-luckiest driver. His biggest investment has been in qualifying, but in the 4 races he completed, he finished an average of 3 spots better than he qualified. He should fall pretty hard over the next half of the season, though will likely still wind up in the top half of drivers.
Next, let’s look at how the final standings would end up if, for the second half of the season, each driver actually finished where their attribute rank dictated. I did this by simply multiplying their current place in the standings by .4667 and their attribute rank by .5333.
|Spark Spencer III||3.9988|
|Jim Bob Cooter||32.5897|
|Cal Naughton, Jr||39.5902|
As you can see, my prediction for Rick James to win the whole thing outright is still looking pretty good on paper, though SCO Racing has a tendency to mess that up. I hope you enjoyed, and look forward to seeing the coverage from Hudson.