Early Rankings: Sonoma, 2015

Martin Truex Jr photo

Martin Truex Jr. tops my early Sonoma rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

The results:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Clint Bowyer
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Joey Logano
  11. Jamie McMurray
  12. A.J. Allmendinger
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Greg Biffle
  15. Matt Kenseth
  16. Tony Stewart
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  19. Paul Menard
  20. Denny Hamlin
  21. Casey Mears
  22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  23. Aric Almirola
  24. David Gilliland
  25. Boris Said
  26. Danica Patrick
  27. David Ragan
  28. Kyle Larson
  29. Austin Dillon
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. Sam Hornish Jr.
  32. Justin Allgaier
  33. Josh Wise
  34. Trevor Bayne
  35. Cole Whitt
  36. Landon Cassill
  37. Alex Bowman
  38. Alex Kennedy
  39. J.J Yeley
  40. Michael Annett
  41. Justin Marks
  42. Brendan Gaughan
  43. Jeb Burton
  44. Matt Dibenedetto

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