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Early Rankings: Kentucky, 2012

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona, Talladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the 2011 race at Kentucky;
  • 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, Charlotte and Michigan);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the 2011 race at Kentucky; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Greg Biffle
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Tony Stewart
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Martin Truex Jr.
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Kentucky 2011

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the big-flat track in Kentucky. I compiled them by crunching the loop, practice and qualifying data for the 2010 race at Kansas, and the same data for the 2011 races at Kansas and Fontana:

  1. Greg Biffle
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Tony Stewart
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading