Saturday, April 30, 2005

Game Theory at 190 MPH

NASCAR visits Talladega this weekend. There is a old paper on game theory on superspeedways that is a classic read. Read it for an excuse for smart people to watch this seemingly dumb sport.

At this year's Daytona 500 the drivers figured out that position doesn't really matter until near the end of the race. They broke into smaller packs for safety to avoid having the "big one", at least until the end of the race.


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