Driver Rankings for Michigan


The NASCAR Cup Series will join the Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway this week. This will not be a normal weekend at the 2-mile oval track. NASCAR will have another double-header weekend in the Irish Hills of Michigan. The Cup Series will be on the track Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (NBCSN) for race No. 1 and then the top-20 finishers will be inverted so the cars can race again Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN). There will be a lot of racing this weekend, so buckle the seatbelt on your couch and get your popcorn ready. It should be fun to watch.

Michigan International Speedway is a 2-mile D-shaped, oval track. It is known as the sister track to Auto Club Speedway, but Michigan has slightly more banking and produces faster speeds.

Kevin Harvick said before the race at Michigan last year, “Unloading with a fast car at Michigan is more important than any track we compete at. There are usually a lot of long green-flag runs so there is not a lot of time on pit road to work on your car. We hold it wide open all around the track so everyone is already trimmed out as much as they can. If you unload well, you are going to have a great day. If you are behind on speed, it is going to be really tough to pass anyone.”

I used the stats from the races the races since Charlotte using the 550 HP aero package, the stats from Auto Club in March and the last two races at Michigan to determine my rankings.

Here are the driver rankings for Michigan…


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


*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

** Photos from NASCAR Media


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