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WikiProject NASCAR (Rated Project-class)
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Teams that fade into obscurity[edit]

I'm still (compared to some) new on the WikiProject NASCAR scene, and with some teams closing up shop without any official announcement, I've been wondering what to do with the team's pages. Specifically in the case of Bolen Motorsports, the team just gradually faded out, and there doesn't seem to be any coverage on the demise of the team after its final race. Any suggestions on how to deal with this sceanrio for Bolen/other teams like that? Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 22:23, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

@Willsome429: Perhaps go with something like Bolen Motorsports is currently inactive, with its last recorded race ....

generally I search through NewspaperArchive, Google News, etc. (list of some sources to search here). It's tough when there's no official announcement, but I usually just go with "last known" — Ched (talk) 16:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Good solution! Royalbroil 00:25, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

New stuff[edit]

couple new ones I've added: Palm Beach Speedway and Impound race (NASCAR). Palm Beach Speedway is way to old now to put up for any DYK or anything, and there really wasn't anything there for that. I made "Impound race" race a dab, and moved original article to "Impound race (NASCAR) due to the the Parc fermé article and also the glossary definitions. I don't know if the Impound race is worthy of any DYK or anything (I don't do that stuff anymore), but anyone is welcome to do with it what they will. I'm pretty much done with it (unless I run into something new about the topic). See ya at the track — Ched (talk) 13:31, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool[edit]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series simplification[edit]

Leave it to NASCAR to throw a wrench into the offseason with the Truck Series becoming the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, a name that is stupidly long even when compared to "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series". We all know the Monster Energy part in NASCAR Cup Series has been dropped from the official series name, and the kinks for that are being sorted out in the related articles now that the season's over, but the Trucks getting the same treatment is raising some questions for me.

While I don't have any qualms about keeping the parent article at the full name (and the relevant season article at 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series), I can't help but look at pages like List of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champions and List of the closest NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series finishes and cringe at having to add "RV &". WP:OFFICIAL says common name is usually preferred outside of certain exceptions, so I'm not opposed to shortening it to just "NASCAR Truck Series" or "NASCAR Gander Truck Series" for the aforementioned lists (according to this media guide screenshot from Reddit, "Gander Trucks" is to be used over "NGRVOTS" and the like); at the most, the parent page could also get moved to just NASCAR Truck Series for the same explanation. I suppose the same question also applies to results tables, though is more of an aesthetic thing; with the Cup Series just being that now, the section headers are fairly balanced between it and the Xfinity table, but the Truck one is pretty imbalanced since it's the only one with more than two words in its name (look to my sandbox for reference).

What's the plan here? ZappaMatic 03:32, 20 November 2019 (UTC)