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Statistically Speaking: Does Reduced NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Field Make Sense?
By Brian Eberly

Ty Dillon, driver of the #33 Rheem/Gemaire Chevrolet, and Travis Kvapil, driver of the #94 Chargebacks 911 Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag for the running of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images) On Oct. 22, 2014, NASCAR announced that the maximum field for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season would be reduced from previous seasons. As opposed to the 36-truck field in place in prior years, the field would be reduced to 32 trucks. Statistically speaking, does this make sense? When NASCAR made the announcement, they indicated the decision was made to: • Continue to encourage and reward hard racing, • Help solidify and build the ownership base, • Add even more drama and intrigue to the race weekend, • And most importantly, provide fans the best competition possible "Our mission of providing the best on-track product possible is always among our top objectives," said Robin Pemberton, senior vice president of competition and racing development, when ... FULL STORY »

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