“NASCAR” is most frequently used word among Indiana online dating profiles


When you think about how much racing means in the state of Indiana, this next bit of news is hardly surprising.

Recently, Mashable decided to ask online dating service Match.com to analyze thousands of U.S.-based online dating profiles in an attempt to discover how daters’ habits and interests differed from state to state.

To that end, Match.com ultimately found the most-frequently used word in the profiles from each state.

And when it came down to the Hoosier State, the most-used word in that state’s profiles was…”NASCAR.”

One would figure that a state from the South, the region where NASCAR was created, would have gotten that distinction. But, no.

Daters in North Carolina – home of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and some of the greatest drivers to ever compete in the sport – most frequently used the word “mountains” in their profiles.

And what about Florida, where NASCAR was founded (and still has its headquarters) and which hosts both the Daytona 500 and the Sprint Cup Championship Race at Homestead? Daters there most frequently used the word “Disney.”

Alabama and Georgia daters? “Grilling.” South Carolina daters? “Downtown.” Tennessee daters? “Porch.” Virginia daters? “Military.” Kentucky daters? “Basketball.”

OK, the last two states and Florida should be rather self-explanatory. But perhaps this is just another sign of how NASCAR’s spread itself beyond its Southern roots.

Or maybe it’s just a funny exercise in data journalism. Probably both.

Meanwhile, we have to wonder: How much did “IndyCar” or “Indy 500” get used in those profiles from Indiana? But seriously, IndyCar has bigger things to worry about – like preparing for 2015, for example.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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