4:15  -  5:30

May 6, 2019

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 1: Revolutionizing Motorsports with Real-Time Analytics and Statistics

Session Category :  General Session 

Motorsports has historically provided the ultimate proving ground for new technology. From the debut of the rear-view mirror in the 1911 Indianapolis 500 to the development of complex data acquisition software in the 1990s to the use of data-driven machine learning in the 2010s, the automobile racing industry – and specifically NASCAR – has always searched for cutting-edge techniques to go faster. In this discussion, we will explore the history and future of these technical innovations, with emphasis on present-day data analytics and decision sciences in NASCAR.