Sunday, March 20, 2022

Pit crew members in IndyCar and NASCAR were struck today

(O’Ward was penalized for striking his crew member.)

From last month:
Joe Gibbs Racing looks to revolutionize pit stops


[The] director of player advancement at Joe Gibbs Racing, said the pit stops were “broken down into 100 time-stamped intervals” to study each athlete’s action. JGR partnered with a biomechanics company that specializes in movement and measures the force and displacement of the athletes. 

Say what?


They do it by measuring how an athlete moves laterally and their vertical jump, for example. By measuring various aspects of what each crew member does well, JGR can build a model of the optimal athlete for each position.