Mid-Week Rankings: Homestead, 2012

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead, Fla. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Talladega and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Homestead;
  • 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);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Homestead; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

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

2 thoughts on “Mid-Week Rankings: Homestead, 2012

  1. Karl Althage

    Thanks for all your work and advice this year. I would recommend if you do this again next year, that you consider cutting off your ranking at 35. This would save you some time and, unless there is a really unusual situation, will cover almost any league. I suppose the change in qualifying next year may have some impact on the race lineup and “go or go-homing” but I don’t see the economy much better next year and an increase in teams running the full race.
    Also, if possible, late rankings would be more helpful if posted just a little earlier..thanks again!

  2. Jed Henson Post author

    Thanks for following this year, Karl! Yes, I’ll try to post the final rankings a little earlier next year. I know I barely got some of them in in time this year.

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