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Final Rankings: Charlotte II, 2015

kurt busch photo

Kurt Busch took over the top spot in my final Charlotte II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. 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 Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Plus, I tweaked those results with data pulled from the 2015 All Star and Showdown qualifyings and races. The results:

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

Final Rankings: Charlotte I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win tonight at Charlotte. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my mid-week Charlotte rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. 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 Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Plus, I tweaked the results obtained with the above with data pulled from the All Star and Showdown qualifyings and races. The results:

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

Early Rankings: All Star Race, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early All Star Race rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star and Sprint Showdown races at Charlotte. 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 (excluding Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Note: This early list doesn’t include whoever gets into the All Star race via the fan vote. And, if Martin Truex Jr. does in fact win the Showdown and get into the All Star race, I tentatively have him ranked 11th.

The results for the All Star race:

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

Final Rankings: Charlotte II, 2014

Kevin Harvick is the clear favorite today at Kansas. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick remains the clear favorite tonight at Charlotte. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte II, 2014

Once again, Kevin Harvick is the early favorite, this time at Charlotte. (photo courtesy nascar)

Once again, Kevin Harvick is the early favorite, this time at Charlotte. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Charlotte I, 2014

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

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte I, 2014

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. 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 Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Plus, I tweaked the results obtained with the above with impressions gleaned from the All Star and Showdown practices and races. The results:

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

Final Rankings: NASCAR All-Star Race, 2014

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

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