Mid-Week Rankings: Bristol II, 2014

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

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

    Jeff Gordon tops my early Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

    Jeff Gordon tops my early Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Michigan II, 2014

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

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Kasey Kahne
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Greg Biffle
  10. Paul Menard Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Michigan II, 2014

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2014

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

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Joey Logano Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2014

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. 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 at Watkins Glen;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Sonoma;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Watkins Glen; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past four races at Sonoma.

The results:

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Jeff Gordon Continue reading

Final Rankings: Pocono II, 2014

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Pocono II, 2014

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Indy, 2014

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

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

Early Rankings: Indy, 2014

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

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

The results:

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