Early Week Driver Rankings for Dover


The MENCS will compete at Dover International Speedway this week. The track, also known as the Monster Mile produces some of the best racing of the season. The race can be seen Sunday at 2 PM ET on Fox Sports 1.

I have had many requests for driver rankings before the teams unload their cars and make any laps on the track so I decided I will post my “Early Week Rankings” each week.

I will use different stats each week in my model to create the best rankings possible to give you an edge on the completion. This week I used the drivers performance in the 2018 season, driver rating at Dover, average finishing position at Dover, results from Bristol (Most similar track to Dover) and the fastest laps of the season (drivers who have been turning the fastest laps in 2018 usually perform well at this track).

Here are the early week driver rankings for Dover…

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


I will post my final driver rankings after final practice Saturday.


*Stats from Driveraverages.com and career stats from Racing-Reference.Info


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