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Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Dr. Diandra identifies where these drivers are most likely to win before the season ends.
Dr. Diandra studies the stats to find the strengths and weaknesses of the drivers still in the hunt for the Cup Series championship.
Flat tires and broken steering systems impaired last year’s Bristol elimination race. Dr. Diandra explains the changes that may prevent the same problems from hindering tonight’s race.
Playoff drivers, especially those in the bottom half, need to avoid accidents at Bristol. Here are the drivers most likely to be involved in accidents.
Winning Kansas will require executing a mistake-free race — something some championship contenders failed to do in the first race of the 2023 playoffs.
If your driver had a less-than-ideal finish at Darlington, don’t panic. Even some future champions have struggled through the first round of the playoffs.
The next three races will trim the playoff field from 16 to 12. Will your driver be one of the first drivers out of the championship race?
Twenty-four of the last 27 elimination rounds have been determined by 10 points of less. Four of them were ties.
Yes, it’s a quiz. But it’s only 7 questions and they’re all true/false.
A Daytona winner from outside the 15 playoff-confirmed drivers is highly unlikely to impact the playoffs — but a repeat winner could make the championship race even more exciting.
Watkins Glen is the best chance for Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, A.J. Allmendinger and Daniel Suarez to make the playoffs. They all have uphill climbs.
Twenty years old and 24 races into his rookie season, Ty Gibbs’ numbers compare favorably with those of 10 championship drivers in their rookie years.
Chase Elliott needs to win one of the next three races, two of which are road courses. But he hasn’t won a road course race in the Next Gen car.
With road course aces like Chase Elliott and Michael McDowell looking for their first wins of the season, the tracks’ disparities increase the likelihood of two different winners.
Dr. Diandra runs the numbers to figure out whether the Fords can maintain their dominance at Michigan International Speedway.
The Next Gen car makes starting near the front less important at tracks less than 1 mile but more important at tracks between a mile and a mile-and-a-half.
Drivers near the top of the points look forward to Richmond; those on the playoff bubble may want to prioritize points
This season may not have as many winners, but more owners will place cars in the playoffs than any other stage-racing season.
Dr. Diandra crunches the numbers to identify which drivers are mostly likely to win (or just run well) at Pocono Raceway.
The surfeit of young winners in 2022 seemed to suggest the changing of the guard. The numbers this year suggest that’s more of a blip than a trend.
Dr. Diandra ranks which drivers are the best bets for your fantasy lineup at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
The points standings don’t tell the whole story. Dr. Diandra shows why Busch and Byron stand out.
The 2023 Cup Series season already has 12 different winners. Dr. Diandra explains how many more to expect.
Dr. Diandra does the work to help you make your picks for the Chicago Street Race.