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Lets take a look at my Top 15 drivers going into Kentucky this weekend. And I base my Top 15 on all my stats and recent finishes.

Rank 1 Kyle Busch

  • Driver Rating 109.9 is just one reason why I ranked Kyle Busch at number one
  • Finished 5th at Daytona with a wrecked race car also helps get you to #1
  • Average running position is 9.240 and leads the miles race with 1033.75
  • Made 1319 quality passes thus far

Rank 2 Matt Kenseth

  • Driver Rating of 94.9 and pushing David Ragan to his first win at Daytona helped push Kenseth to #2 on my power rankings
  • Matt’s average running position is 14.518
  • 4th in mile leaders with 549.78
  • Made 1006 quality passes this season

Rank 3 Kevin Harvick

  • Took over the points lead with Carl Edwards failure
  • Driver Rating of 92.7
  • Average running position 13.431
  • Runs 90.99% on the lead lap

Rank 4 Kurt Busch

  • Been running great lately and won his first road race at Sonoma
  • 2nd on the mile leaders board with 714.78 just behind his brother
  • Average running position is 12.570
  • Driver Rating 96.9

Rank 5 Jeff Gordon

  • Made a huge save late at Daytona and finished 6th with another wrecked car
  • Driver Rating 91.1
  • Average Running Position 14.656
  • On the Miles Leaders, Jeff ranks 9th with 319.90

Rank 6 Carl Edwards

  • Dropped from the points lead due to being wrecked at Daytona
  • Driver Rating is steady at 100.7
  • Average Running Position 12.620
  • 3rd on my Miles Leader Board with 562.06

Rank 7 Jimmie Johnson

  • Of course he makes the list; he’s a 5 time champ!
  • Ranks 7th on the Miles Leader board with 393.34
  • Average Running Position 13.552
  • Has a Driver Rating of 95.5

Rank 8 Denny Hamlin

  • Got a win under his belt and will get another one
  • Driver Rating of 93.0
  • Average Running Position is 13.606
  • 5th on the Miles Leader board with 458.69

Rank 9 Paul Menard

  • Consistently runs well
  • Made 1288 quality passes
  • Driver Rating of 82.3; not the best
  • Average Running Position of 15.838

Rank 10 Joey Logano

  • Has had a tough season but all the pieces are falling into place.
  • Finished 3rd at Daytona after missing 2 big wrecks
  • Has made 1101 Quality Passes
  • Kentucky is one of his strong tracks

Rank 11 David Ragan

  • Makes the list after winning Daytona
  • Has made 953 Quality Passes
  • Should pose more of a threat now

Rank 12 Clint Bowyer

  • Driver Rating of 91.3
  • Average Running Position of 13.218
  • Ranks 8th on the Miles Leader Board with 347.94
  • Has made 1208 quality passes

Rank 13 Tony Stewart

  • Has a Driver Rating of 88.7
  • Has had a few rough weeks but is likely to bounce back
  • Average Running Position is 14.576
  • Ranks 6th on the Miles Leader Board is 400.17

Rank 14 Kasey Kahne

  • With a failing team, Kasey finished 4th at Daytona
  • Has made 897 quality passes
  • Ranks 10th on the Miles Leader Board with 283.82
  • Driver Rating of 87.6

Rank 15 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  • Has a Driver Rating of 87.2
  • Average Running Position 15.060
  • Has ran 4739 laps on the lead lap
  • Has made 1109 quality passes

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