Mid-Week Rankings: Kentucky, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early Kentucky rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

The results:

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

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