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Final Rankings: Martinsville I, 2016

joey logano photo

Joey Logano took over the top spot in my final Martinsville I rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for next week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. 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 Martinsville;
  • the loop data for the past nine races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., RichmondPhoenixIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Martinsville; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past nine races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

DraftKings Driver Values: Martinsville II, 2015

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Paul Menard looks like a good DraftKings lineup filler at Martinsville II today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Martinsville. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score today, I plugged my driver rankings for today’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.

My points projection model is a work in progress, so don’t take the below info as gospel. Still, I think it can provide big-picture help when crafting DraftKings lineups.

Note: The below table lists all drivers running today, 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: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Martinsville II, 2015

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Joey Logano remains my pick to win in my final Martinsville II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville II, 2015

joey logano photo

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. 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;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Martinsville;
  • the loop data for the past nine races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., RichmondPhoenixIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Martinsville; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Martinsville I, 2015

Jeff Gordon took over the top spot in my final rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon took over the top spot in my final rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville I, 2015

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. 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 Martinsville;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., RichmondPhoenixIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Martinsville; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Martinsville II, 2014

Jeff Gordon remains on top in my final Martinsville II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon remains on top in my final Martinsville II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Jamie McMurray
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading

Early Rankings: Martinsville II, 2014

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. 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;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Martinsville;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., RichmondPhoenixIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Martinsville; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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