Mid-Week Rankings: Michigan II, 2013

Here are my early 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, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Michigan;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Kansas, Atlanta, Texas, Chicago, Charlotte and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Michigan; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Brad Keselowski
  12. Kurt Busch
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Jeff Gordon
  15. Mark Martin
  16. Joey Logano
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Aric Almirola
  21. Marcos Ambrose
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. Jeff Burton
  24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  25. Austin Dillon
  26. Trevor Bayne
  27. Casey Mears
  28. Danica Patrick
  29. Bobby Labonte
  30. David Ragan
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Travis Kvapil
  33. Dave Blaney
  34. David Reutimann
  35. Landon Cassill
  36. David Stremme
  37. J.J. Yeley
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Timmy Hill
  40. Joe Nemechek
  41. Scott Speed
  42. Brendan Gaughan
  43. Johnny Sauter (i)
  44. Mike Bliss

4 thoughts on “Mid-Week Rankings: Michigan II, 2013

  1. Ray Miller

    Appreciate your efforts and your labor of love. Am avid fantasy Nascar player. Have cut back drastically to about 21 active lineups each race. That does not count the many others where no trades allowed.
    So many good games, so little time. lol
    Curious as to the games your in and why,in general.
    Missing in our little world is an in depth article/list of the many available games out there.
    I Have tinkered in that area, and that alone is another story.
    Any way,enjoy your stuff. Picking writers to follow is tuff as picking drivers.
    Reckon practices,qualifying,driver comments,Garrow and who is fast dots the I . Keep up the good work. Thanks Ray Miller Lenexa KS

  2. Jed Henson Post author

    Hi Ray! Sorry for the delayed response.

    Yes, I too would like to see an article/list of all the available fantasy NASCAR games. An up-to-date list of U.S.-available sportsbooks that offer NASCAR lines would be good, too. I was keeping up with them at the beginning of the season but haven’t in several months.

    I play the Yahoo and PaytheFan games. Yahoo because that’s where I originally got into fantasy NASCAR, with a group of friends. That league has since gone under, but I still play Yahoo. So many people play it that it seems to be a decent measuring stick. Although maybe I shouldn’t say that because I’ve been getting killed in it so far this year, ha! I pretty sure I’m averaging at least one catastrophe/race (crash, penalty, part failure, etc.). Ah well…

    I signed up for PaytheFan this year for the first time in an attempt to actually make some $ out of all this number crunching I do. Heh, hasn’t worked out too well so far.

    Yep, I too think the prelims data (i.e., practice and quals) has predictive value. And the loop data from races on the relevant tracks. I also like Garrow’s crew chief report, though I don’t always have time to get to it and use it to tweak my rankings.

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