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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject on NASCAR, which focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's NASCAR related articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject NASCAR}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:NASCAR articles by quality and Category:NASCAR articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

See also the general assessment FAQ.
1. What is the purpose of the article ratings?
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject NASCAR}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject NASCAR}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project's scope. What should I do?
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article). However, all of our child project articles should have template on the article as they fall under our scope.
4. Who can assess articles?
Any member of the NASCAR WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
5. How do I rate an article?
Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page.
6. Can I request that someone else rate an article?
Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
7. Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
8. Where can I get more comments about an article?
People at Wikipedia:Peer Review can conduct a more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there, or ask for comments on the main project discussion page.
9. What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
10. Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, but it's the best system we've been able to devise. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
11. What if I have a question not listed here?
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.


An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject NASCAR}} project banner on its talk page (see the template page for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WikiProject NASCAR|class=??? | importance=??? }}

The following values for the class parameter may be used:

The following values for the importance parameter may be used:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed NASCAR articles and articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance NASCAR articles. The class and importance should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

Note: A B-class article should have at least one reference.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

Article importance grading scheme [ ]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Article is extremely important, even crucial, to its specific field. Reserved for articles that have achieved international notability within its subject or field. NASCAR
High Article is extremely notable, but has not achieved international notability, or is only notable within a particular continent. Hans device
Mid Article is only notable within its particular field or subject and has achieved notability in a particular place or area. Road course ringer
Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within its field of study. It may only be included to cover a specific part of a notable article. Auggie Vidovich II

For some of the more numerous types of articles, the following guidelines have been agreed:

Article type Top High Mid Low
Drivers Multiple championships Champions or
10+ wins or
Current driver
2+ wins or 10+ top-fives Others
Teams Multiple championships Current team or
5+ wins
1+ wins or 5+ top-fives Others
Races Ever-present Other current Former Non-championship only
Circuits Exceptional historical importance Current circuits Past circuits of current races
Race reports Exceptional historical importance
(e.g. 2001 Daytona 500)
High historical importance Some historical importance
(title wins, record breakers)


Current status[edit]

Requests for assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use Wikipedia:Peer review instead. Copy this code to add a request: # [[ ]] -- ~~~~ .

  1. Seekonk Speedway - I've made a lot of changes to the article, will be adding pictures sometime after May 7th when the racing season starts. Requesting an unbiased rating and general lookover - FallRiverTyler (talk) 15:13, April 17, 2017
  1. Brennan Poole/On Point Motorsports - I’ve made a few tweaks which states withdrawals from Kansas and Gateway, my info coming from Racing Reference a NASCAR owned site, and my point is we should start recognizing withdrawals from events since NASCAR the actual sanctioning body even notices these as withdrawals.

ScottFan44 (talk) 23:25 September 19, 2019


The full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available here.