Driver Rankings for Atlanta

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The Cup Series will finally make its way to Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). The race was originally scheduled for March 15th but now the race will be on a hotter, slicker track. This should be one of the better races of the season. The Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FS1.

AMS eats tires as fast as any track on the schedule. That means teams will take four tires at each stop and there will be a lot of pit stops Sunday since the race is 500 miles. Teams with a fast pit crew and drivers who can manage their tires will be up front Sunday.

Each week I use different stats in my model to create the best rankings possible to give you an edge on the completion. This week I focused on what happened at Auto Club and Darlington since those tracks are also high tire-wear tracks. I also factored in what we saw at Charlotte since some teams gained a bit of speed since the series returned from the Covid 19 break.

 

Here are the driver rankings for Atlanta…

Driver

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Chase Elliott
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Martin Truex Jr.
5. Kurt Busch
6. Joey Logano
7. Alex Bowman
8. Ryan Blaney
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Kyle Busch
12. Erik Jones
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Aric Almirola
15. Matt DiBenedetto
16. Tyler Reddick
17. William Byron
18. Ryan Newman
19. Austin Dillon
20. Matt Kenseth
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
22. Christopher Bell
23. Chris Buescher
24. Cole Custer
25. Ryan Preece
26. Darrell Wallace Jr.
27. John H. Nemechek
28. Ty Dillon
29. Michael McDowell
30. Corey Lajoie
31. Daniel Suarez
32. Brennan Poole
33. J.J. Yeley
34. Gray Gaulding
35. Quin Houff
36. Joey Gase
37. Timmy Hill
38. B.J. McLeod
39. Garrett Smithley
40. Bayley Currey

 

*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

** Photos from NASCAR Media

 

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