Driver Rankings for Watkins Glen


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 my rankings as if we were going to have a fantasy draft to select drivers after all of the practices and qualifying are completed.

NASCAR screwed up Fantasy NASCAR last week by inspecting the cars after qualifying and sending 13 cars to the back of the field. They plan to do it again this week but this time they will inspect the cars Sunday morning, instead of Saturday night. The inspection process took 4 hours last week. The cars should make at least one pass through inspection by about 10:30 AM ET. I should be able to put together the starting lineup once each car goes through inspection once.

I am not going to change my Driver Rankings based on drivers failing inspection. Last week we saw Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick quickly make their way to the front. If the good drivers start in the back this week, they should make it to the front by the end of the race.


Here are my rankings for Watkins Glen


1. Kyle Busch
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Chase Elliott
5. Erik Jones
6. Joey Logano
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Brad Keselowski
9. A.J. Allmendinger
10. Kurt Busch
11. Clint Bowyer
12. Daniel Suarez
13. Jimmie Johnson
14. Kyle Larson
15. Jamie McMurray
16. Aric Almriola
17. Michael McDowell
18. Ryan Blaney
19. Kasey Kahne
20. Ryan Newman
21. Paul Menard
22. Matt Kenseth
23. Chris Buescher
24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
25. Alex Bowman
26. William Byron
27. Austin Dillon
28. David Ragan
29. Matt Dibendetto
30. Ty Dillon
31. Parker Klingerman
32. Cole Whitt
33. Darrell Wallace Jr.
34. Ross Chastain
35. Josh Bilicki
36. Spencer Gallagher
37. Landon Cassill


Good luck this week!

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