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Early Rankings: Phoenix I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick is my top pick by a mile in my early Phoenix driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve now completed my final Phoenix driver rankings.

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Phoenix;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Richmond, MartinsvilleIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Phoenix; 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. Kyle Busch
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

DraftKings Driver Values: Phoenix II, 2015

Ryan Newman photo

Ryan Newman looks like a good DraftKings bet today in the $7K range. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Phoenix. 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: Phoenix II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win today in my final Phoenix II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Phoenix II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Phoenix;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Richmond, MartinsvilleIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Phoenix; 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. Kyle Busch
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Final Rankings: Phoenix I, 2015

Kevin Harvick is the clear favorite today at Phoenix. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick is the clear favorite today at Phoenix. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Phoenix I, 2015

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

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Phoenix and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Phoenix;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Richmond, MartinsvilleIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Phoenix; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Phoenix II, 2014

Kevin Harvick remains my favorite to win today at Phoenix. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick remains my favorite to win today at Phoenix. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Phoenix II, 2014

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

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Phoenix;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Richmond, MartinsvilleIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Phoenix; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Phoenix I, 2014

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

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

Early Rankings: Phoenix I, 2014

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding DaytonaTalladega and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Phoenix;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Richmond, MartinsvilleIndyPocono and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Phoenix; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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