Driver Rankings for Pocono


The Cup Series will compete at the “Tricky Triangle” this weekend. Usually the series competes at Pocono in June and late July but this year the races will be a double-header. The first Cup Series race is on Saturday at 3:30 on Fox and the second race is Sunday at 4 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

The first race at Pocono was a disaster last year. The current 550 HP aero package made it very tough to pass the leader. The track added the PJ1 Traction Compound in all three corners in second race and it helped provide additional grooves for the cars to make a pass and more side-by-side racing. I expect more “sticky stuff” to be applied this weekend.

It is hard to compare Pocono to any another track on the circuit. I like to use Green Flag Speed this year, Driver Rankings from this year and Average Running Position from the 1.5 and 2-mile tracks this season. I also added in the Green Flag Speed from the two races at Pocono last year and the Driver Rankings from the two races at the Tricky Triangle in 2019. The last metric I used was career Driver Ranking at Pocono.


Here are the driver rankings for Pocono…


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


*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

** Photos from NASCAR Media


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