Driver Rankings for Talladega


Each week I post my Driver Rankings for the race. This is not necessarily my prediction of how each driver will finish the race, but each driver’s fantasy value in the race. I use the past stats, practice speeds, starting position, information from the garage and momentum to determine who has the best cars for the race.

* This race is impossible to predict so the model that predicts the finishing order is not as accurate at the Superspeedways as it is at the smaller tracks. It does tell which drivers have a history of running well at Talladega.

Here are my rankings for Talladega…


1. Joey Logano
2. Kurt Busch
3. Aric Almirola
4. Ricky Stenhouse
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Denny Hamlin
8. Kyle Busch
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Chase Elliott
11. Erik Jones
12. Ryan Blaney
13. Martin Truex Jr.
14. Daniel Suarez
15. Paul Menard
16. Jimmie Johnson
17. Alex Bowman
18. Ryan Newman
19. Ty Dillon
20. Austin Dillon
21. Kyle Larson
22. William Byron
23. David Ragan
24. Michael McDowell
25. Darrell Wallace Jr.
26. Matt DiBenedetto
27. Chris Buescher
28. Ryan Preece
29. Daniel Hemric
30. Brendan Gaughan
31. Landon Cassill
32. Matt Tifft
33. Ross Chastain
34. Parker Klingerman
35. Corey LaJoie
36. Jeffrey Earnhardt
37. Justin Haley
38. Reed  Sorenson
39. Cody Ware
40. Stanton Barrett


Good luck this week!

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