Mid-Week Rankings: Bristol II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding DaytonaTalladega, Watkins Glen and Sonoma;
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Bristol;
  • the loop data for the past six races at the other tracks in the Steeps track group (i.e., DoverDarlingtonLas Vegas and Homestead);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Bristol; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past six races at the aforementioned Steeps.

The results:

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

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