Mid-Week Rankings: Dover II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

Update: I’ve now completed my final Dover II rankings (click here to see them).

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Watkins Glen, Sonoma and Talladega);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Dover;
  • the loop data for the past six races at the other tracks in the Steeps track group (i.e., BristolDarlingtonLas Vegas and Homestead);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Dover; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past six races at the aforementioned Steeps.

The results:

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

2 thoughts on “Mid-Week Rankings: Dover II, 2015

  1. Jed Henson Post author

    Yeah, I don’t like it either. It’s monotonous, but that’s what the numbers say. And he’s lived up to them, too. He’s won twice this year, finished second a ridiculous 11 times, finished third three times and fourth twice. That’s 18 top fives out of 29 races. Last week he finished 21st, so he sucked, right? Actually, he led 216 out of 300 laps; only running out of gas could ruin his stellar day. The bottom line: He’s fast, fast, fast this year.

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