Final Rankings: All Star Race, 2017

Martin Truex Jr photo

Martin Truex Jr. remains my pick to win tonight’s All Star race in my final rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final rankings for tonight’s Open and All Star races at Charlotte. I compiled them by crunching the Friday practice data from Charlotte, and then melding it with the historical data.

I’m posted the All Star and Open driver rankings together because we don’t know yet which Open drivers will make the All Star race, and I won’t make another rankings post between the Open and the All Star race. This way you can see now how my numbers say the Open drivers compare with the All Star drivers. The for-sure All Stars are red; the Open drivers are black:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Matt Kenseth
  12. Ryan Blaney

    chase elliott photo

    Chase Elliott remains my pick to win the Open tonight in my final rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Erik Jones
  15. Jamie McMurray
  16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  17. Clint Bowyer
  18. Kasey Kahne
  19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  20. Austin Dillon
  21. AJ Allmendinger
  22. Daniel Suarez
  23. Trevor Bayne
  24. Paul Menard
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Chris Buescher
  27. Danica Patrick
  28. Regan Smith
  29. Michael McDowell
  30. David Ragan
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Matt DiBenedetto
  33. Cole Whitt
  34. Corey LaJoie
  35. Reed Sorenson
  36. Gray Gaulding
  37. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  38. Derrike Cope
  39. Cody Ware
  40. Carl Long