Fantasy NASCAR Driver Rankings for Daytona


NASCAR is about to take the green flag on the 2022 season and this will likely be the hardest season to predict. NASCAR has introduced new generation of cars before but nothing like what we will see on the track this week. Heck, this car even has a rear camera, similar to the back-up camera in your car at home. It is going to be a wild season and I cannot wait to get it started.


Driver Rankings for the Daytona 500

The driver rankings for the Daytona 500 are not a prediction of how the drivers will finish in the Great American Race. This race is why too unpredictable to try and figure out the finishing order. Instead, the driver rankings this week are based on the driver’s fantasy value at the track.

The metrics I used to create the driver rankings this week include the number of races the drivers finished at Daytona without crashing (in order to finish first, you must first finish), the driver’s average finishing position at Daytona and the driver’s average number of Stage Points scored at Daytona. The drivers who run up front and score a lot of Stage Points typically score well in Fantasy NASCAR because even if they crash because they already have the Stage Points in the bank for your team.

Here is my early week Driver Rankings for the Daytona 500….

Daytona 500 Rankings
Driver Team
1. DENNY HAMLIN Joe Gibbs Racing
2. CHASE ELLIOTT Hendrick Motorsports
3. RYAN BLANEY Team Penske
4. AUSTIN DILLON Richard Childress Racing
5. JOEY LOGANO Team Penske
7. MICHAEL MCDOWELL Front Row Motorsports
8. JUSTIN HALEY Kaulig Racing
9. KYLE LARSON Hendrick Motorsports
11. KEVIN HARVICK Stewart-Haas Racing
12. WILLIAM BYRON Hendrick Motorsports
13. TYLER REDDICK Richard Childress Racing
14. ALEX BOWMAN Hendrick Motorsports
16. RICKY STENHOUSE JR. JTG Daugherty Racing
17. TY DILLON Petty GMS Racing
18. COREY LAJOIE Spire Motorsports
19. AUSTIN CINDRIC Team Penske
20. CHRISTOPHER BELL Joe Gibbs Racing
21. CHASE BRISCOE Stewart-Haas Racing
22. ARIC ALMIROLA Stewart-Haas Racing
23. ERIK JONES Petty GMS Racing
24. KYLE BUSCH Joe Gibbs Racing
25. KURT BUSCH 23XI Racing
26. ROSS CHASTAIN Trackhouse Racing
27. HARRISON BURTON Wood Brothers
28. MARTIN TRUEX JR Joe Gibbs Racing
29. NOAH GRAGSON Beard Oil Racing
30. DANIEL HEMRIC Kaulig Racing
31. COLE CUSTER Stewart-Haas Racing
32. DANIEL SUAREZ Trackhouse Racing
33. DAVID RAGAN Rick Ware Racing
34. TODD GILLILAND Front Row Motorsports
35. LANDON CASSILL Spire Motorsports
36. GREG BIFFLE N.Y. Racing
37. CODY WARE Rick Ware Racing
38. KAZ GRAZA The Money Team
39. J.J. YELEY MBM Motorsports
40. TIMMY HILL MBM Motorsports
41. B.J. MCLEOD Live Fast Motorsports


Good Luck This Week!


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