Driver Rankings for Atlanta


The NASCAR Cup Series will return at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday. The series last competed at this track March. AMS always wears out tires quickly but the track should be even slicker Sunday since the temperatures will be a lot warmer than they were in March. A lot has changed since the last race at Atlanta so we could see some new drivers up front. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the speed in the No. 5 car. Kyle Larson destroyed the field in the last race at Atlanta and he is still the fastest driver in the series.

The race Sunday is 100 miles shorter than the race at Atlanta in March. There was only one caution in the last 100 miles of the race in March (Fluid on the track on lap 221), so not a lot happened in the extra laps in the race. The extra laps did allow Ryan Blaney to catch Kyle Larson though. I expect the Hendrick Motorsports cars to dominate the race again at Atlanta.

I used the Driver Rankings and Average Running Position from the last race at Atlanta, the Driver Rating for the races on the 1.5-mile tracks this season, Driver Rating on the high tire wear tracks (Atlanta, Homestead, Darlington, Las Vegas and Kansas) and Driver Ranking in the races using the 550 HP aero package.


Here are the Driver Rankings for the Quaker State 400


1. Kyle Larson
2. Kyle Busch
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Chase Elliott
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. William Byron
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Kurt Busch
9. Alex Bowman
10. Kevin Harvick
11. Austin Dillon
12. Tyler Reddick
13. Joey Logano
14. Brad Keselowski
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16. Ross Chastain
17. Chris Buescher
18. Christopher Bell
19. Matt DiBenedetto
20. Daniel Suarez
21. Aric Almirola
22. Chase Briscoe
23. Bubba Wallace
24. Ryan Newman
25. Cole Custer
26. Michael McDowell
27. Erik Jones
28. Corey LaJoie
29. Ryan Preece
30. Justin Haley
31. Anthony Alfredo
32. Cody Ware
33. James Davison
34. Garrett Smithley
35. Quin Houff
36. B.J. McLeod
37. Josh Bilicki


* Photos from NASCAR Media


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