Updated Driver Rankings for Texas


The Cup Series will travel to the Lone Star State this weekend to compete at Texas Motor Speedway. This will be the first race in the round of 12. All races are important, but the last thing the playoff teams will want is to try and dig out of a hole at Talladega and the Charlotte Roval. It should be fun to see how it all plays out. The Auto trader EchoPark Automotive 400 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

The Cup Series teams had 20-minutes to shake down their cars for Sunday’s race at Texas. We can learn a bit by looking at the single-lap speeds, but I will be focusing on the 10-lap average speed for the picks for Sunday’s race.

Here is my updated Driver Rankings for the race at Texas…

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


Need to know which driver would be the best pick for your Fantasy NASCAR lineup Sunday? Simply play the driver highest in the rankings.


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