The national education campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. is a sponsor of the Blake Alexander-driven Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, WA, August 2-4. The campaign is a co-sponsor with National Pronto Association. Together, they are working to bring urgent attention to the car data access and control issue, which has implications for millions of car owners and drivers nationwide.
Having access to and control of data from racecars, including Alexander’s short-wheelbase Funny Car, allow crew chiefs such as Daniel Wilkerson to monitor car health, diagnose problems and improve performance.
“Just as Dan and I need to see every data point my car is feeding us while on the track, car owners and drivers should be able to access similar information for their everyday car, and be able to share it with the trusted crew chief in their life,” said 2018 Top Fuel Champion Blake Alexander.
“I’m honored to include Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. on my car because data analysis is part of my strategy, and without data, I can’t compete to win,” noted Alexander. “There’s more to racing than the number of horses you have.”
In June, 6-time Top Fuel World Champion Clay Millican debuted his Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. dragster at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN. Millican and Alexander, both former Top Fuel champions, are doing what they can to help emphasize to car enthusiasts and DIY-ers what’s at stake if car owners don’t have access to and control of their car data.
“It’s their car, it should be their data. Full stop,” said Millican.
For more information about the campaign, visit yourcaryourdata.org.