Microsoft's Bing engine is now predicting NASCAR and NBA playoffs results

After predicting most of the 2015 Oscar winners and doing very well in the NCAA basketball playoffs brackets. Microsoft's Bing engine is now offering its picks for who will win future NASCAR races along with the current NBA pro basketball playoffs.

Microsoft says that so far, the Bing engine has a 9-1 record in making the correct picks for the NBA playoffs. But how does the engine predict who might win a NASCAR stock car race? The company says:

"Through analyzing statistical information on NASCAR, including race history, season standings, and driver information, and combining with web and social sentiment, Bing will let you know who to watch for on the track."

For this weekend's Toyota Owners 400 race, Bing believes that the top five drivers at the finish will be, in order, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson. We will see if the engine is as good in predicting car race results as it has been in other sports.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham