Final Rankings: Daytona II, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. photo

Dale Jr. remains on top in my final Daytona II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

The practice speed chart numbers have long held very little predictive value at the restrictor plate races because the cars draft during plate practices. And yesterday, unfortunately, rain wiped out qualifying, depriving us of those speed chart numbers, too.┬áMy final Daytona II rankings therefore look very similar to my early Daytona II rankings. I did tweak a couple drivers’ rankings after reviewing some sportsbook betting odds, and of course I pared the list down to the 43 drivers who made the race.

The results:

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