Mid-Week Rankings: Talladega I, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s race at Talladega. I compiled them by crunching the qualifying data for the past three races at Daytona and the spring 2013 race at Talladega (rain washed out qualifying at the fall 2013 Talladega race), and the loop data for the past two races at Daytona and the past two races at Talladega. Those metrics reflect speed, the ability to pass and the ability (and inclination) to run a lot of laps up front:

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Ryan Newman
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Paul Menard
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Jeff Gordon
  12. Brian Vickers
  13. Kevin Harvick
  14. Danica Patrick
  15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  16. Marcos Ambrose
  17. Greg Biffle
  18. Brad Keselowski
  19. Denny Hamlin
  20. Trevor Bayne
  21. Clint Bowyer
  22. Casey Mears
  23. Tony Stewart
  24. Jamie McMurray
  25. Aric Almirola
  26. Austin Dillon
  27. Kurt Busch
  28. Kyle Larson
  29. Michael Waltrip
  30. David Gilliland
  31. AJ Allmendinger
  32. David Ragan
  33. Justin Allgaier
  34. Josh Wise
  35. Michael McDowell
  36. Dave Blaney
  37. J.J Yeley
  38. Brian Scott
  39. Landon Cassill
  40. Michael Annett
  41. Cole Whitt
  42. Alex Bowman
  43. Terry Labonte
  44. Joe Nemechek
  45. Eric McClure(i)
  46. Ryan Truex #
  47. Reed Sorenson

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