Mid-Week Rankings: Indy, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

UPDATE: I’ve now completed my final Indy rankings (click here to see them).

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 seven 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 seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Kurt Busch
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Carl Edwards
  11. Martin Truex Jr.
  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Kyle Larson
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. Jamie McMurray
  17. Clint Bowyer
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Tony Stewart
  20. Austin Dillon
  21. Greg Biffle
  22. A.J. Allmendinger
  23. Aric Almirola
  24. Danica Patrick
  25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  26. Ryan Blaney
  27. David Ragan
  28. Casey Mears
  29. Sam Hornish Jr.
  30. Trevor Bayne
  31. Justin Allgaier
  32. Chase Elliott
  33. Landon Cassill
  34. David Gilliland
  35. Michael Annett
  36. Cole Whitt
  37. Brett Moffitt
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Michael McDowell
  40. Brian Scott
  41. Alex Bowman
  42. Jeb Burton
  43. Reed Sorenson
  44. J.J Yeley
  45. Matt DiBenedetto
  46. #98 car, driver TBA

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