Driver Rankings for Kansas


The Cup Series has their first driver in the championship race at Phoenix. Kyle Larson dominated most of the races on the 1.5-mile tracks this year so it was no surprise that the No. 5 team clinched their spot in the championship race. Will Larson dominate again at Kansas or will another playoff driver punch his ticket to Phoenix? Or maybe we will have a spoiler in Victory Lane like Kevin Harvick or Tyler Reddick. It should be fun to watch. The Hollywood Casino 400 can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Cup Series last competed at Kansas in early May. Kyle Busch won the Buschy McBusch 400 on his birthday. Kansas is a heat sensitive track. The last race at Kansas had highs in the low 80’s. The weather forecast for Sunday’s race calls for rain and temps in the mid-60’s. Hopefully the forecast clears up and NASCAR can get the race in Sunday. The track should have more grip than it did in June and that should allow for more drivers to have faster cars.

I used the stats from the races on the 1.5-mile tracks for the Driver Rankings this week. There have been seven races on the 1.5-mile “cookie-cutter” style tracks this year. I used the Driver Ratings and Average Green Flag Speeds from those races. I gave extra weight to the last two races (Texas and Las Vegas) and the last race at Kansas.


Here are the Driver Rankings for the Hollywood Casino 400

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


* Photos from NASCAR Media


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