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DraftKings Driver Values: Michigan I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick’s crappy qualifying effort raised his DraftKings value today at Michigan I. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s Michigan I race. 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.

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.

The table: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Michigan I, 2016

Martin Truex Jr photo

Martin Truex Jr. jumped into the top slot in my final Michigan I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Michigan I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

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

Update: I’ve posted my final Michigan I 2016 driver rankings, which improve upon these early rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan. 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 Michigan;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasTexasCharlotte and Kentucky;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Michigan; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Michigan II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win tomorrow at Michigan in my final rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Michigan II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Michigan I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick is my pick to win tomorrow at Michigan. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Michigan I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Michigan II, 2014

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Michigan II, 2014

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Sonoma and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Michigan;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasTexasCharlotte and Kentucky;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Michigan; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Michigan I, 2014

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

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