Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte I, 2014

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race 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;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past eight 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 eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Plus, I tweaked the results obtained with the above with impressions gleaned from the All Star and Showdown practices and races. The results:

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

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