Early Rankings: Daytona I, 2017

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Kez remains on top in my early Daytona I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve completed my final Daytona I driver rankings, which improve upon these early rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for the Daytona 500. I compiled them by crunching the qualifying data from Daytona yesterday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Ryan Blaney
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  12. Kevin Harvick
  13. Clint Bowyer
  14. Kyle Larson
  15. Austin Dillon
  16. Jimmie Johnson
  17. Daniel Suarez
  18. Kasey Kahne
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Erik Jones
  21. Trevor Bayne
  22. Paul Menard
  23. Aric Almirola
  24. Ryan Newman
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Michael McDowell
  27. Danica Patrick
  28. AJ Allmendinger
  29. Brendan Gaughn
  30. Chris Buescher
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. D.J. Kennington
  33. Elliott Sadler
  34. Matt DiBenedetto
  35. David Ragan
  36. Reed Sorenson
  37. Michael Waltrip
  38. Joey Gase
  39. Cole Whitt
  40. Corey Lajoie
  41. Timmy Hill
  42. Jeffrey Earnhardt

4 thoughts on “Early Rankings: Daytona I, 2017

  1. Jed Henson Post author

    @ Donald: You’re welcome, my pleasure!

    @ JD: Yep, getting started on the data now. Will have updated rankings and DraftKings driver info up later this morning.


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