Early Rankings: Texas II, 2015

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Joey Logano tops my early Texas II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve now completed my final Texas II rankings (click here to see them).

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Watkins Glen, Sonoma and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

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