Early Week Driver Rankings for Kansas 


 The MENCS will compete at Kansas Speedway this week. This will be the second night race of the season. The cream usually rises to the top at the 1.5-mile tracks so be sure to use the best drivers you can this week and do not worry about saving allocations. The race can be seen Saturday night at 8 pm ET on Fox Sports 1.

Each week I use different stats 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 Kansas, average finishing position at Kansas, results from the 1.5-mile tracks this season, and the fastest laps of the season (we want driver with fast cars) and quality pass % (we want drivers who can pass other cars).

My early week pick for the pole is Martin Truex Jr.


Here are the early week driver rankings for Kansas…

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


I will post my final driver rankings after qualifying Friday night.


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


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