Early Rankings: Homestead, 2013

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

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

The results:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Martin Truex, Jr.
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Jeff Gordon
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  12. Greg Biffle
  13. Joey Logano
  14. Denny Hamlin
  15. Kurt Busch
  16. Ryan Newman
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Aric Almirola
  19. Mark Martin
  20. Jeff Burton
  21. Paul Menard
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. Marcos Ambrose
  24. A.J. Allmendinger
  25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  26. Trevor Bayne
  27. Casey Mears
  28. Kyle Larson
  29. Elliott Sadler
  30. David Ragan
  31. Danica Patrick
  32. David Reutimann
  33. David Gilliland
  34. Travis Kvapil
  35. Landon Cassill
  36. Dave Blaney
  37. Michael McDowell
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. Parker Kligerman
  41. J.J. Yeley
  42. Ken Schrader
  43. Tony Raines

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