Mid-Week Rankings: Daytona II, 2014

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s race at Daytona. I compiled them by crunching the qualifying data for the past three races at Daytona and the 2013 spring race at Talladega. I also crunched the loop data for the past four plate races. I think these two metrics reflect speed, the ability to pass and the ability (and inclination) to run a lot of laps up front, all of which should give me the best chance to get in the ballpark with race-result predictions.

My results:

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

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