Students will be looking at the correlation and the linear relationship between starting position and finishing position is a NASCAR race. They will also look at the correlation and relationship between finishing place and NASCAR points. Students will also interpret the slope of the the regression line in this activity.
This activity can be changed to use the most recent race results. You can let them look up the data on the internet or provide it for them.
Most of the time there will not be a strong relationship between the two variables, but this gives you an opportunity to discuss how in the real world, things don't always work out perfectly.