Driver Rankings for Texas


The Cup Series travels to Texas Motor Speedway this week for the second race in the Round of Eight. Joey Logano secured his spot in the championship race at Phoenix. It will be fun to see if another playoff driver can find Victory Lane and secure a spot in the Championship Four. I just wish this race wasn’t 500 miles. There is no need for this race to be 334 laps long. The Texas 500 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Cup Series competed at Texas in mid July. Ryan Blaney dominated the race (he led 150 laps), but Austin Dillon won the race. I used the stats from that race, stats from the three races at Texas using the 550 HP aero package, and stats from the last five 1.5-mile track races (Kansas, Las Vegas, Kansas, Texas and Kentucky) for my rankings this week.


Here are the driver rankings for the Texas 500

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


*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

** Photos from NASCAR Media


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