Driver Rankings for Nashville


The fans have been begging NASCAR to return to Nashville and this week they will get their wish. All three of NASCAR’s top series will compete at Nashville Superspeedway. Most fans would have preferred a trip to the Nashville Fairgrounds, but any trip to The Music City is better than nothing. The Ally 400 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBCSN (Yes, NBC has the NASCAR coverage for the rest of the season so be sure you are on the right station this week).

Nashville Superspeedway is a 1.33-mile concrete track. It is the sister track of Dover International Speedway, but it is a bit larger than the Monster Mile, with less banking. I still expect the drivers who ran well at Dover to run well at Nashville.

I used the data from the race at Dover for my rankings this week, but I am also using the data from Darlington. Dover, Darlington and Nashville will all be run using the 750 HP aero package. Dover has the same surface as Nashville (concrete) and Darlington is the same size as Nashville (1.3-miles). When we combined the data from Dover and Darlington, we should get a good idea of which drivers will be fast Sunday.

The Cup Series will get to have practice Saturday (1 p.m. ET NBCSN) and qualifying Sunday (11 a.m. ET on NBCSN). We will get to see the cars on the track before most of our Fantasy NASCAR lineups need to be set, so that should make this race easier to predict.


Here are the Driver Rankings for the Ally 400


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



* Photos from NASCAR Media


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