Early Rankings: NASCAR All Star Race, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star and Sprint Showdown races at Charlotte. 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 (excluding Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Note: This early list doesn’t include whoever gets into the All Star race via the fan vote. And, if Clint Bowyer does in fact win the Showdown and get into the All Star race, I tentatively have him ranked 12th.

The results for the All Star race:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  11. Greg Biffle
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Tony Stewart
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Brian Vickers
  19. David Ragan

The results for the Showdown:

  1. Clint Bowyer
  2. Aric Almirola
  3. Paul Menard
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Marcos Ambrose
  6. AJ Allmendinger
  7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  8. Austin Dillon
  9. Casey Mears
  10. Danica Patrick
  11. David Gilliland
  12. Michael Annett
  13. Alex Bowman
  14. Landon Cassill
  15. Cole Whitt
  16. Dave Blaney
  17. David Stremme
  18. Ryan Truex
  19. J.J Yeley
  20. Josh Wise
  21. Blake Koch
  22. Reed Sorenson
  23. Joe Nemechek

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