Tag Archives: Martinsville

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

Final Rankings: Martinsville I, 2014

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 then melding it with the historical data:

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville I, 2014

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

Final Rankings: Martinsville II, 2013

Here are my final driver rankings for tonight’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. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Denny Hamlin Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Martinsville II, 2013

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, Talladega, Watkins Glen and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Talladega);
  • 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., Richmond, Phoenix, Indy, Pocono 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. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Ryan Newman Continue reading