Final Rankings: Dover I, 2017

Martin Truex Jr photo

Martin Truex Jr. remains my pick to win tomorrow’s Dover race. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s NASCAR Cup race at Dover. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Dover on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Chase Elliott
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Joey Logano
  12. Erik Jones
  13. Ryan Blaney
  14. Jamie McMurray
  15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. Daniel Suarez
  19. Kasey Kahne
  20. Clint Bowyer
  21. Austin Dillon
  22. Paul Menard
  23. AJ Allmendinger
  24. Trevor Bayne
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Regan Smith
  27. Chris Buescher
  28. Michael McDowell
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. David Ragan
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Matt DiBenedetto
  33. Cole Whitt
  34. Gray Gaulding
  35. Ryan Sieg
  36. Timmy Hill
  37. Ross Chastain
  38. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  39. Cody Ware


6 thoughts on “Final Rankings: Dover I, 2017

  1. Jed Henson Post author

    Yep, we’ve seen time and again top-flight drivers have no problem coming from the back. There are a lot of laps, and stage racing ensures there will be plenty of restarts, which bunch the field back up. Now, the chance JJ will be involved in a wreck is probably slightly higher, but I think that’s negligible.

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