Mid-Week Rankings: Charlotte II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte. 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 Charlotte;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., FontanaKansasAtlantaTexasChicagoMichigan and Kentucky);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Charlotte; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Plus, I tweaked those results with data pulled from the 2015 All Star and Showdown qualifyings and races. The results:

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

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