Yahoo! Sports Nascar Coverage

After thoroughly enjoying last weekend’s season-opening Daytona 500 (go Jeff!), I poked around Yahoo Sports to see what’s new this year. It looks like the Sports team has been busy with several site improvements, including live leaderboard coverage and a new features page.

The leaderboard shows up to three drivers’ progress throughout the race. I’m glad to see this data being presented graphically — it makes it much more compelling that another table full of numbers.

Driver Chart

The driver stats page also has some improvements, including this interesting “Nextel Key Stats” diagram (note the extra credit Jeff Gordon gets for running more than the total number of labs so far this year):

Driver Stats, Jeff Gordon