Fantasy NASCAR Driver Rankings for the Daytona 500


The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series will take the green flag Sunday with the 64th Running of the Great American Race. It is also the start of what could be one of the most exciting Fantasy NASCAR seasons ever. NASCAR wanted to level the playing field and the word from the garage is that the speeds are tighter than they have ever been before. That should make for a fun 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 figure out the Driver Rankings include the driver’s career stats at Daytona. I do not want to rely on the stats from the last two or three seasons. The new car races completely different than the car used last year. I also used the driver average green flag speed from the Duel Races and the Driver Rating for the Duel Races.

Here are the Driver Rankings for the Daytona 500

Daytona 500 Driver Rankings
1. Ryan Blaney
2. Joey Logano
3. Michael McDowell
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Chris Buescher
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Chase Elliott
8. Kyle Larson
9. Bubba Wallace
10. Christopher Bell
11. Kyle Busch
12. Alex Bowman
13. Austin Cindric
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
15. Martin Truex Jr.
16. Kevin Harvick
17. Chase Briscoe
18. Kurt Busch
19. Austin Dillon
20. Ross Chastain
21. Harrison Burton
22. Tyler Reddick
23. William Byron
24. Erik Jones
25. Justin Haley
26. Corey LaJoie
27. Aric Almirola
28. Ty Dillon
29. Greg Biffle
30. Cole Custer
31. Daniel Hemric
32. Todd Gilliland
33. Daniel Suarez
34. Noah Gragson
35. Landon Cassill
36. David Ragan
37. Kaz Grala
38. Cody Ware
39. B.J. McLeod
40. Jaques Villenueve


Good luck this week!


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