Mid-Week Rankings: Fontana, 2012

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

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Tony Stewart
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Martin Truex, Jr.
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  12. Kevin Harvick
  13. Mark Martin
  14. Denny Hamlin
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. Brad Keselowski
  17. A.J. Allmendinger
  18. Jeff Burton
  19. Kurt Busch
  20. Paul Menard
  21. Juan Pablo Montoya
  22. Marcos Ambrose
  23. Regan Smith
  24. Jamie McMurray
  25. Joey Logano
  26. Aric Almirola
  27. Casey Mears
  28. David Ragan
  29. David Reutimann
  30. Landon Cassill
  31. Joe Nemechek
  32. Bobby Labonte
  33. Brendan Gaughan
  34. Travis Kvapil
  35. Dave Blaney
  36. Michael McDowell
  37. J.J. Yeley
  38. David Gilliland
  39. David Stremme
  40. Ken Schrader
  41. Robby Gordon
  42. Mike Bliss
  43. Josh Wise(i)
  44. Scott Riggs

One thought on “Mid-Week Rankings: Fontana, 2012

  1. Nurullah

    1. Daytona 500 (DUH) (5 different trkacs in 1st 5 races .)2. The ROCK3. California4. Mexico/Montreal5. Bristol6. Las Vegas7. Nashville8. Atlanta9. New Hampshire10. Talladega11. Martinsville (From biggest to smallest .I like it)(All star break at Daytona-infield)12. Charlotte13. Dover14. Pocono15. Texas16. Sonoma17. Daytona (really, the biggest race should have the 1st sequel)18. Chicago19. Richmond20. Kentucky21. Indy22. New Hampshire23. Michigan24. Bristol25. Darlington26. Las Vegas (10 different venues in chase races)27. Pocono28. Dover29. Kansas30. Talladega31. Charlotte32. Martisville33. Watkins Glen34. California35. Phoenix36. Homestead MiamiBeast Lineup. Only 10 repeat trkacs. The rock gets its no. 2 date back, The Lady in Black gets her Labor day date. Move the All star race to Daytona Infield to see if they’re really all stars. Put the Glen, Pocono in the chase. Vegas is a good last regular season race. Add Nashville, Kentucky, and Montreal/Mexico. get rid of dates in Atlanta, Texas, Michigan, and Phoenix. Maybe put Richmond in the chase and get rid of the other California date. This would add variety, making the whole season more interesting. And FOX gets the whole season. I can’t take ESPN.

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