Mid-Week Rankings: Pocono I, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early Pocono rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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