Mid-Week Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2012

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 Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races at New Hampshire;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at 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. Denny Hamlin
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Greg Biffle
  11. Ryan Newman
  12. Martin Truex, Jr.
  13. Brian Vickers
  14. Carl Edwards
  15. Jeff Burton
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Matt Kenseth
  18. Joey Logano
  19. Sam Hornish, Jr.
  20. Juan Pablo Montoya
  21. Marcos Ambrose
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Tony Stewart
  24. Regan Smith
  25. Aric Almirola
  26. Kurt Busch
  27. Bobby Labonte
  28. Landon Cassill
  29. Casey Mears
  30. David Reutimann
  31. Travis Kvapil
  32. David Ragan
  33. David Gilliland
  34. David Stremme
  35. J.J. Yeley
  36. Stephen Leicht
  37. Scott Speed
  38. Jason Leffler (i)
  39. Tony Raines
  40. Reed Sorenson
  41. Michael McDowell
  42. Josh Wise
  43. Joe Nemechek
  44. Scott Riggs
  45. Jeff Green (i)
  46. Mike Olsen
  47. Kelly Bires

3 thoughts on “Mid-Week Rankings: New Hampshire II, 2012

  1. Jed Henson

    Yeah, doesn’t seem right to have Smoke down that far. I guess he’s looked bad in the loop/practcie/quali data on the flats this year. He’s one of those guys who tends to outperform his stats, though.

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