Rankings for Alsco 500(K) at Charlotte


The Cup Series will be back on the track at Charlotte Wednesday night. The race last Wednesday proved that inverting the top 20 finishing positions from the previous race does not matter much. The cream still rises to the top. I expect the same to occur at Charlotte in this race. The Alsco 500(K) can be seen Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The race Wednesday is scheduled for 208 laps (500 Kilometers). That is almost half the distance of the Coca-Cola 600. Drivers will need to be on top of the wheel Wednesday night in order to make it to the front. I expect a competition caution and the two Stage breaks should allow the good cars to get the track position they need.

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 focused on what happened at in the Coca-Cola 600. I also factored in some of the stats from Las Vegas and Darlington. The model has been pretty accurate this season and I expect the same Wednesday night.


Here are the early week driver rankings for Charlotte Part 2…

1. Alex Bowman
2. Chase Elliott
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Joey Logano
5. William Byron
6. Kyle Busch
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Brad Keselowski
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Erik Jones
12. Tyler Reddick
13. Denny Hamlin
14. Kurt Busch
15. Austin Dillon
16. Aric Almirola
17. Matt DiBenedetto
18. Clint Bowyer
19. Chris Buescher
20. Ryan Newman
21. Matt Kenseth
22. Christopher Bell
23. Cole Custer
24. John H. Nemechek
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
25. Ty Dillon
27. Darrell Wallace Jr.
28. Michael McDowell
29. Ryan Preece
30. Corey Lajoie
31. Daniel Suarez
32. Brennan Poole
33. Gray Gaulding
34. J.J. Yeley
35. Garrett Smithley
36. B.J. McLeod
37. Quin Houff
38. Joey Gase
39. Timmy Hill

* The official Entry List has not been released yet so the rankings could change slightly. The new entries into the race will lineup in the back of the field, so that should not change the top 30 drivers on this list.

**Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro

*** Photos from NASCAR Media


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