Mid-Week Rankings: Pocono I, 2014

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono. 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 Pocono;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Richmond and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Pocono; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

2 thoughts on “Mid-Week Rankings: Pocono I, 2014

  1. Ray Miller

    After seeing practices, believe 18 5 20 will miss top. Suprises showing speed are 41 14 31.
    55 is my real sleeper.

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