Fantasy NASCAR Preview for Indy


The crazy 2022 season continues after a bizarre race at the Tricky Triangle. Chase Elliott added another win to his season total after not leading a lap at Pocono. So the race this week at the Indianapolis Road Course has to be a lot calmer then what we have seen at other tracks this year, right? Don’t count on it. The Indy Road Course Race has a wild finish last year when NASCAR determined Chase Briscoe took a short-cut to gain track position. I expected a lot of beating and banging and another wild and crazy finish at the Brickyard.


The race on the Indianapolis Road Course last year was scheduled for 82 laps but it took 95 laps to complete because of the cautions at the end of the race that forced numerous overtimes. The Gen-7 car has produced more cautions then usual so the race Sunday may never be completed.

Predicting which drivers will wreck and who will be dumped heading into a corner is impossible. My strategy this week is to simply pick the best road course drivers and hope they can stay out of trouble and avoid making other drivers mad.

I used the Driver Rating and Average Running Position from the three road course races this year (COTA, Sonoma and Road America) for the Driver Rating this week. I also used the Driver Rating from the race at Indianapolis last year. This should give us a good idea who will run up front Sunday.

Here are my Driver Rankings for the Verizon  200…

1. Chase Elliott
2. Ross Chastain
3. Kyle Larson
4. Tyler Reddick
5. AJ Allmendinger
6. Daniel Suarez
7. Austin Cindric
8. Ryan Blaney
9. Chase Briscoe
10. Chris Buescher
11. William Byron
12. Michael McDowell
13. Alex Bowman
14. Kevin Harvick
15. Denny Hamlin
16. Martin Truex Jr.
17. Christopher Bell
18. Kyle Busch
19. Joey Logano
20. Kurt Busch
21. Cole Custer
22. Austin Dillon
23. Justin Haley
24. Brad Keselowski
25. Joey Hand
26. Erik Jones
27. Aric Almirola
28. Harrison Burton
29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30. Ty Dillon
31. Todd Gilliland
32. Bubba Wallace
33. Corey LaJoie
34. Josh Bilicki
35. Cody Ware
36. Loris Hezenmans
37. Daniil Kvyat
38. Josh Williams

* These rankings will be updated Saturday after qualifying


Good Luck This Week!


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