Updated Driver Rankings for Texas


The Cup Series had its regular schedule this week. The teams had 20 minutes of practice to dial in their cars and then they qualified for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas. The cars are impounded after qualifying, so the speed the cars had in practice is the speed they will start the race with Sunday.

The Gen-7 car has made the races tough to handicap but we can gain an edge by looking at the drivers data on different types of tracks. The Toyota’s seems to have figured out their race package on the larger intermediate tracks while other teams have struggled. I look at the practice speeds first for the driver rankings and then compare them to the drivers who have had success this year on the 1.5-mile tracks. If a driver ranks highly on both charts, he will be listed at the top of the rankings.

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


Good Luck Sunday!


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