Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

David Smith

Part 2 of David Smith’s analysis looks at three drivers and three crew chiefs with the opportunities for breakout seasons.
David Smith analyzes four drivers and two crew chiefs with legitimate opportunities for statistical breakouts in the new year.
David Smith names his annual “Stat Darlings,” a list of top NASCAR drivers that includes Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and William Byron.
David Smith acknowledges the best pit strategists of NASCAR’s Gen 6 era, a list that includes Cole Pearn, Greg Ives and Chris Gabehart.
David Smith identifies the best restarters of NASCAR’s Gen 6 era, a list that includes Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson.
Who were the best passers of NASCAR’s Gen 6 era? David Smith identifies the most efficient movers.
Who were most influential to their results during the Gen 6 era? David Smith identifies the most productive drivers at every age.
David Smith identifies four Xfinity Series part-timers with the potential for bigger and better performances with more regular looks in the 2022 season.
Four drivers, including William Byron, enter the offseason on a high, delivering improved marks in key statistical categories.
The Joe Gibbs Racing duo didn’t claim a championship but their chosen paths towards the title race are blazed, ready to be duplicated.
David Smith identifies what Kyle Larson’s 2021 title win reminds us about modern-day NASCAR.
David Smith highlights how pit stops and restarts will impact the title picture in today’s race at Phoenix Raceway.
David Smith highlights the points of success and failure for each of the Championship 4 drivers at Phoenix.
Short runs or long runs? Each playoff team’s strength should be utilized today at Martinsville in the Round of 8 finale.
There’s no clear dominator on 750-horsepower tracks but David Smith highlights the statistical strengths of several drivers.
Today’s race in Kansas offers opportunity that may not exist at Martinsville for Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
Kyle Busch’s rebound from a dismal 2020 season has centered on strength at 550-horsepower tracks.
David Smith examines the analytics and trends shaping the Round of 8 opener at Texas Motor Speedway.
Can Kyle Larson improve from good to great at key playoff tracks? It’s an evolution that’s necessary for his championship hopes.
David Smith identifies the statistical highlights and lowlights of the 2021 NASCAR playoffs to date.
The “feel” of dirt open-wheel racing tends to translate to NASCAR’s road courses, leading to success.
David Smith previews the YellaWood 500 at Talladega, including an analysis of the risk associated with competing for stage finishes.
Martin Truex Jr. is piecing together a postseason run worthy of title contention.
Tonight’s South Point 400 in Las Vegas opens an eclectic playoff round that suits some teams while frustrating others.