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Early Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2016

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire;

    Kevin Harvick photo

    Kevin Harvick tops my early New Hampshire II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at New Hampshire; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

DraftKings Lineups: New Hampshire I, 2016

Matt Kenseth photo

Matt Kenseth appears in each one of my top 30 DraftKings lineups for New Hampshire I tomorrow. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tomorrow’s New Hampshire I race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s race and Friday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at New Hampshire tomorrow. Then I ran those points projections through an algorithm I created in Google Sheets with the OpenSolver add-on, which chewed through all possible driver combinations to spit out the 30 best lineups for tonight’s race.

The lineups are sorted in descending order of total predicted points scored, and the total predicted points have been rounded to the nearest hundredth. I posted them in a PDF file you can download and view for $1. Here’s the link: New Hampshire I 2016 DraftKings Lineups

Note: No guarantee comes with my lineups, rankings, predictions, etc. Use them at your own risk. To get a feel for how the lineups look, check out my Kansas I 2016 DraftKings lineups.

Good luck tonight!

DraftKings Driver Values: New Hampshire I, 2016

Ryan Newman photo

Ryan Newman offers good value tomorrow in DraftKing’s $7K range. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s New Hampshire I race. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score tomorrow, I plugged my driver rankings for tomorrow’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 tonight, 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: New Hampshire I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win tomorrow in my final New Hampshire I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s race at New Hampshire. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from New Hampshire today and yesterday, and then melding it with the historical data:

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

Early Rankings: New Hampshire I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding DaytonaTalladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at New Hampshire;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at New Hampshire; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick took over the top spot in my final New Hampshire II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2015

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

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: New Hampshire I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains on top in my final New Hampshire rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s race at New Hampshire. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from New Hampshire today and yesterday, and then melding it with the historical data:

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

Mid-Week Rankings: New Hampshire I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding DaytonaTalladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at New Hampshire;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at New Hampshire; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2014

Brad Keselowski is the clear favorite today at New Hampshire. (photo courtesy nascar)

Brad Keselowski is the clear favorite today at New Hampshire. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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