Updated Driver Rankings for Atlanta


The Cup Series is competing at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday. The newly repaved track is now considered a Superspeedway so that means the cars will use the 510 HP aero package with the 7” splitter. This package is only used at Daytona, Talladega and Atlanta. Racing on a Superspeedway also means the teams did not get any track time to practice this week.

The Cup Series was supposed to qualify the cars Saturday but Mother Nature did not cooperate. The qualifying session was canceled because of rain so that means the field was set “per the rule book.” The only data we have to use for the race is from the last race at Atlanta in March and the two other Superspeedway races (Daytona and Talladega). I used that data for the rankings this week.

Here is my updated Driver Rankings for the Quaker State 400

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


Good Luck This Week!