Driver Rankings for Bristol


It’s Bristol Baby! The Cup Series will park the 550 HP aero package cars and unload the reduced down force cars Sunday. NASCAR did not like what they saw on the short tracks last year so they scrapped the 2019 aero package with the 8” spoiler and 2” splitter in favor of the 2017 – 2018 aero packages with 2” spoiler and 0.25” splitter. This should make for a better race this week. The SuperMarket Heroes 500 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1

Bristol is a rhythm racetrack. Drivers must get on the throttle and the brakes are the right time to turn fast laps in Thunder Valley. It is going to be difficult for drivers to find their rhythm without any practice or qualifying. This is a good race to use the veterans who have had a lot of success at Bristol. The rhythm will come back to them faster then it will for the drivers with little experience.

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 Bristol in 2017 and 2018 since that is the aero-package they will be using this weekend. I also factored in the speed at Phoenix earlier this season since they used this aero-package in that race.


Here are the driver rankings for Bristol…


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


*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

** Photos from NASCAR Media


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