NASCAR Driver Rankings for Dover

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The Cup Series will travel to Dover Motor Speedway this week to race at the Monster Mile. The teams will use the intermediate aero package and not the package used at Phoenix and Richmond. What tire will Goodyear bring to the track? That is the question that needs to be answered. We are in for an interesting race if Goodyear brings the same time that was used at Bristol last month. The races at Dover are usually pretty exciting. I really do not know what to expect this week until we get more information. The Wurth 400 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

There have been two races at Dover using the Gen-7 car. Kyle Busch, Ross Chastain and Chase Elliott combined to lead 65% of the laps in 2022. William Byron, Ross Chastain and Martin Truex Jr. combined to lead 68% of the laps last year. I expect three drivers (mostly like from Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing) to dominate the race Sunday. The drivers with the best stats in the Gen-7 car at Dover include William Byron, Chase Elliott, Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr. and Alex Bowman.

I typically use the data from the race at Bristol to help handicap the race at Dover. Both tracks are high-banked, concrete tracks and NASCAR uses the same aero package for both races. I am not using any of the stats from the race at Bristol this year unless I hear that Goodyear is bringing the tire used at Bristol to the track in Dover.

I simply used the Driver Ratings, Average Running Position and the Average Finishing Position from the two races car at Dover using the Gen-7 for the Driver Rankings this week. I do not feel as confident about these rankings as I normally do, but we should be able to predict who will be fast in the race once we get information about the tire that will be used Sunday and we see practice and qualifying Satyrday.

Here are the Driver Rankings for the Wurth 400

DRIVER
1. WILLIAM BYRON
2. MARTIN TRUEX JR.
3. CHASE ELIOTT
4. ROSS CHASTAIN
5. ALEX BOWMAN
6. DENNY HAMLIN
7. CHRISTOPHER BELL
8. RYAN BLANEY
9. KYLE LARSON
10. CHRIS BUESCHER
11. KYLE BUSCH
12. TY GIBBS
13. BRAD KESELOWSKI
14. TYLER REDDICK
15. RICKY STENHOUSE JR.
16. BUBBA WALLACE
17. JOEY LOGANO
18. JOSH BERRY
19. ERIK JONES
20. CHASE BRISCOE
21. AUSTIN DILLON
22. MICHAEL MCDOWELL
23. RYAN PREECE
24. NOAH GRAGSON
25. COREY LAJOIE
26. DANIEL SUAREZ
27. CARSON HOCEVAR
28. AJ ALLMENDINGER
29. AUSTIN CINDRIC
30. TODD GILLILAND
31. JOHN H. NEMECHEK
32. JUSTIN HALEY
33. HARRISON BURTON
34. DANIEL HEMRIC
35. JIMMIE JOHNSON
36. ZANE SMITH
37. KAZ GRALA

 

 

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