Early Rankings: Richmond I, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Richmond;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at four other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., MartinsvillePhoenixPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Richmond; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Denny Hamlin Continue reading

Final Rankings: Darlington, 2014

Here are my final driver rankings for tonight’s race at Darlington. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Darlington on Friday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Matt Kenseth Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Darlington, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Darlington;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Steeps track group (i.e., Bristol, Dover, Homestead and Las Vegas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Darlington; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Steeps.

The results:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Kasey Kahne
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Final Rankings: Texas I, 2014

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s race at Texas. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Texas on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Greg Biffle
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Texas I, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaCharlotteAtlantaKansasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading

Final Rankings: Martinsville I, 2014

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s race at Martinsville. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Martinsville on Friday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Early Rankings: Martinsville I, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Martinsville;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., RichmondPhoenixIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Martinsville; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Joey Logano Continue reading

Final Rankings: Fontana, 2014

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s race at Fontana. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Fontana on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Early Rankings: Fontana, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Fontana. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Fontana;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Texas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Fontana; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. Kasey Kahne Continue reading

Final Rankings: Bristol I, 2014

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s race at Bristol. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Bristol on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  10. Kevin Harvick Continue reading