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DraftKings Driver Values: Bristol I, 2016

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Kyle Larson looks like a must-have guy in the $7K range tomorrow at Bristol (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s race at Bristol. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score tonight, I plugged my driver rankings for tomorrow’s race into my projection model, and Friday’s qualifying results. Then, to calculate each driver’s price/point, I simply divided each driver’s price by their predicted points.

The below table lists all drivers running tomorrow, and it’s sorted from lowest price/point to highest. If you’re on a small screen device, scroll the table horizontally with a finger drag to see all the columns.

The table: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Bristol I, 2016

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Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win tomorrow at Bristol. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Brad Keselowski Continue reading

Early Rankings: Bristol I, 2016

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

Update: I’ve completed my final Bristol I driver rankings.

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Bristol;
  • the loop data for the past five 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 five races at the aforementioned Steeps.

The results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Martin Truex Jr. Continue reading

Final Rankings: Bristol II, 2015

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Kevin Harvick remains on top in my final Bristol II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Kyle Larson
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. Kurt Busch Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Bristol II, 2015

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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 Continue reading

Final Rankings: Bristol I, 2015

Kevin Harvick remains on top in my final Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick remains on top in my final Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Kasey Kahne
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Jeff Gordon
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Early Rankings: Bristol I, 2015

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

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

Here are my early 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 Daytona and Talladega);
  • 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. Jeff Gordon
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Final Rankings: Bristol II, 2014

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win Bristol today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win Bristol today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tonight’s race at Bristol. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Bristol Friday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Yahoo Fantasy NASCAR Alert: Bristol II, 2014

Jeff Burton will reportedly drive the 14 car for Tony Stewart at Bristol this week. If you play the Yahoo fantasy game, I recommend rostering Burton in C group this week. And barring some sort of craziness in practice and qualifying, you should probably start him, too, in order to save precious Kyle Larson and/or Austin Dillon starts. Unless you’re awash in Larson/Dillon starts, of course.

Reminder: Counting this week’s race, there are 12 non-plate/non-road course races left this season.

Mid-Week Rankings: Bristol II, 2014

Here are my early 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 Daytona, Sonoma, Watkins Glen and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Watkins Glen);
  • 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.

    Jeff Gordon tops my early Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

    Jeff Gordon tops my early Bristol rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

The results:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  10. Jimmie Johnson Continue reading