By the Numbers
In the past 24 hours, the following websites collected and organized some astonishing numbers of information:
• The total number of online and printed comments submitted by readers about races, which is up nearly 300% over the same period last year.
• The number of times a race is mentioned in an overall race report released today.
• The number of times the phrase “race start” has appeared in a race report as of Friday evening.
• The number of times the phrase “cage change” has appeared in a race report. On Friday, two-thirds of the 1,000 comments were over the “cage is full” comment.
• The number of times the phrase “corner change” has been mentioned in a race report.
• The total number of words that were typed, pasted to a post, or otherwise typed on race day and uploaded to the Twitter account owned by the race.com site last week, which is up about 500%.
• The number of people who wrote in to the Race, Proving Ground, and Proxima.com Racing Twitter accounts on Sept. 5, which is 50% and 300%, respectively, more than on the same date last year.
• The number of online followers in the race’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
• The number of new “Racing In The South” posts on the race.com site since last fall.
• The number of page views of the race’s page on the Facebook page of the race.com team, which is up almost 40% since that date. Some 30% of post subscribers to race.com’s page, which includes the Race, Proving Ground, and Proxima.com Racing Twitter accounts, live in the Southeast.
• The number of total comments posted in the race page on Facebook and Twitter that day.
• The number of race fans who commented on races between last Sunday and Thursday, who are up about 400% over the same period last year.
• The percentage of the race’s Facebook page that is from Southern readers.
• The number of race fans who comment on races on YouTube and other online video platforms, who are up about 100% compared with the same period last year.
• The number of race fans who like races on NASCAR’s website Fan Page, who are up about 70% compared with last year.
• The number of race fans
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