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Final Rankings: Texas I, 2016

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Jimmie Johnson took over the top spot in my final Texas I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Texas I, 2016

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas. 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 Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

DraftKings Driver Values: Texas II, 2015

My DraftKings numbers love Jeff Gordon in the $8K range today at Texas II. (photo courtesy nascar)

My DraftKings numbers love Jeff Gordon in the $8K range today at Texas II. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

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

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

Early Rankings: Texas II, 2015

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

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

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Watkins Glen, Sonoma and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Texas I, 2015

Kevin Harvick tops my final Texas rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick tops my final Texas rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Texas I, 2015

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas. 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 Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; 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. Jeff Gordon
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Final Rankings: Texas II, 2014

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

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

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Texas II, 2014

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

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas. 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 Texas;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Fontana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas, Chicago, Michigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Texas; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Texas I, 2014

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

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