Added some 2014 cup paint schemes that I have painted for the BR13 mod.
Congratulations to Ryan Blaney, the champion by current scoring system and to William Byron, the driver with most wins and "would-have-been" champion by all pre-2014 scoring systems.
I calculated who would be the NASCAR Cup Series champion over the last 50 years if any of the recent scoring systems would have been used and put the results into a large table.
As you can see here, with the good old 1975 system, Jeff Gordon would have been 7x champion, Kevin Harvick would have been 4x champion and Jimmie Johnson would have got two titles. With the current playoff system, only Bobby Labonte would have 4 championship titles, Yarborough, B Allison, Gant and Johnson would have 3, and all other stars including Gordon and Earnhardt would have 2 or less titles.
Kyle Petty would have been 1992 champion with the 2011 chase system, Dale Earnhardt Jr would have been 2013 champion with the 2014 four-round chase scoring system. Denny Hamlin would have been 2009 champion and Clint Bowyer would have been 2012 champion with the current playoff system!
IndyCar carsets from 1973-2011 were added to the MODS page, together with links to owr07 and owr04 mod.
Some of you have noticed that links to F1 carsets or scoring systems have been removed. This is intentional, and caused mainly by the lack of content (F1 carsets, mods,tracks) and trying to keep focus on NASCAR/IndyCar/AustralianV8.
Scoring scripts for NASCAR 2016-2021 point systems were polished:
1. Added a new page for calculating 2021 points for truck series (22 races instead of 23).
2. Added playoff eligibility limits for drivers with a win in CWTS (driver must be within top 20) and NXS (must be within top 25).
3. Relaxed playoff eligibility rules in all series (eligible drivers can skip up to half races of regular season instead of participating in ALL races). See the playoff eligibility of Kyle Busch 2015, Kurt Busch 2015, Tony Stewart 2016 and Ross Chastain 2019 (in truck series).
4. Added a possibility to exclude ineligible drivers manually. For this, you need to add a dot IN FRONT of their LAST NAME. You can do this when setting your roster before the race. Scoring script later excludes those drivers automatically from point standings. For example: Last name: .Busch
2021 paint scheme table functionality has been improved:
* they show painter's name in addition to PS name in tooltip box (hover mouse over green cells to see it) and
* it is possible to highlight cars that have been painted for NR2003 by any given painter.
Use checkboxes at the bottom of the table to choose which painter's PS-s to highlight.
Anyone who would like to ask questions, request help or give feedback is welcome to use the new FEEDBACK page.
This page here was renamed from COMMENTS to UPDATES. The blog entries on this page will still accept relevant user comments.
Most importantly, I added the map support. If you browse the track tables, you can now click on the location (town) and a google map opens, showing the location of the track.
Also there are now maps available showing locations of ALL NR2003 tracks, or tracks from different series that can be raced in NR2003.
Currently there are 1156 NR2003 tracks in the list representing 421 different locations around the world.
Real track links updated.
Some of the missing track download links updated.
No major updates, just regular maintenance. I fixed links on the MODS page. There were some mods and carsets that disappeared from the Internet for a while, but now most of the links should be functional.
Added paint scheme download table for the year 2000 (Cup2000 mod).
The track list was re-organized.
1) Superspeedway table now contains only tracks that are longer than 2 miles.
Auto Club Speedway, Michigan and other 2 mile tracks moved to the Speedway table.
2) A new table with 1 mile long ovals was created.
Currently there are 1155 NR2003 tracks in the list representing 418 different real tracks around the world.
I uploaded scoring pages that support current NASCAR scoring system with playoff points. Separate pages for CUP, NXS and TRUCKS. Each win gives 5 playoff points and regular season gives up to 15 playoff points. Playoff points are sticky, they are re-awarded before each playoff round.
Drivers who are within top 30 in point standings (CUP) or who have participated in all races (NXS and TRUCKS) are eligible for playoffs.
Stage points are currently not supported, I believe that there are only few people who actually simulate stage racing with NR2003.
I finally fixed some missing links. The track table now includes 1049 tracks from 380 different locations.
The track table has now 1028 varieties of tracks from 376 different locations.
2016 and 2017 paint scheme tables are up again, HERE.
Only Cup series, I don't have time to do Xfinity and Trucks this year.
05 Sep 2016
Added few tracks and fixed download links. Now the track page has 1001 different versions from 372 real-life tracks. Happy racing!
I had to take down the paint scheme tables because people started to copy the information directly from my pages and present it as their own. I will not publish anything until these sites exist.
Meanwhile, I will try to find another way of distributing the paint scheme tables that prevents direct copying of my work without permission.
My 2015 paint schemes for BR15 and CWS15 mods are available from now on from the DOWNLOADS page: http://nr2k3.weebly.com/downloads.html
Who would have been the 2015 champion with different scoring systems? The image is now updated on scoring page.
Created a new page with paint scheme tables for all three main NASCAR series. Click on numbers to download corresponding paint scheme. Missing paint schemes are shown in red or yellow.