Now that we are nearly halfway through the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, as well as in the midst of a string of three straight races at 1.5-mile tracks, it’s a good idea to take a look at how drivers are performing at these venues. With many of the “cookie cutter” 1.5-mile tracks being so similar, typically we don’t see much variation of who’s good and who’s not throughout the year once the baseline has been set.

So far we’ve had six races at 1.5-mile tracks:

  1. Las Vegas (February 23)
  2. Charlotte (May 24)
  3. Charlotte-2 (May 28)
  4. Atlanta (June 7)
  5. Homestead (June 14)
  6. Kentucky (July 12)

Below you will find a chart that shows various averages for each driver over these six races, including average finish, average DraftKings points scored, average DraftKings dominator points, average starting position, average fastest laps, and average laps led.

After that you will find a very similar chart, but that one only shows the averages for the following races: Las Vegas, the two Charlotte events, and Kentucky. This chart is shown because Atlanta and Homestead are significantly different than the other tracks in this data sample, as they are “high wear” with major tire fall off. Plus Homestead isn’t shaped like a normal 1.5-mile track. With Texas and Kansas coming up, looking at the Las Vegas, Charlotte, and Kentucky is more beneficial than including Atlanta and Homestead, but I included both charts for you just in case.

Additionally, Green Flag Speed ranking charts are included below the two aforementioned charts.

***NOTE: These averages were done using the DraftKngs finishing order from the first Charlotte race before Johnson was disqualified, so he was credited with his 2nd-place finish***

You can sort each table column by clicking on the header.
Each table is, by default, sorted by average finish.

The Top Drivers on All 1.5-Mile Tracks This Season

DriverAvg. FinishAvg. DraftKings PtsAvg. DK Dominator PtsAvg. StartAvg. Fastest LapsAvg. Laps Led
Ryan Blaney05.1761.8814.8813.3320.5018.50
Brad Keselowski07.1747.1308.2908.6711.5010.17
Martin Truex Jr08.8357.2522.4208.5027.3335.00
Kevin Harvick09.1759.0422.8810.0019.3352.83
Austin Dillon09.6740.0401.2114.1702.3300.17
Jimmie Johnson09.8346.2504.5817.3308.6701.00
Chase Elliott10.5052.7921.6307.6727.5031.50
Kurt Busch11.0039.7108.2109.5011.8309.17
Denny Hamlin11.1745.7112.0411.5012.6722.83
Tyler Reddick11.8344.6305.1319.1710.0000.50
Joey Logano12.1736.2111.5404.5009.8326.50
Matt DiBenedetto12.8338.7902.1318.3302.8302.83
Kyle Busch13.0029.2504.9206.3308.3303.00
Aric Almirola14.5039.6710.1714.5009.6721.33
Cole Custer15.3339.6300.9624.8301.5000.83
Ricky Stenhouse Jr15.6735.6302.6320.3302.6705.17
Christopher Bell16.1736.6700.6724.3301.3300.00
William Byron18.0027.2105.0414.1708.8302.50
Chris Buescher18.6723.3301.3315.3302.6700.00
Alex Bowman18.8332.7918.6307.8319.3335.83
Clint Bowyer18.8328.5005.5016.6706.1709.67
Ryan Newman21.2021.9000.5019.8001.0000.00
John H. Nemechek22.0020.5401.0419.5002.0000.17
Erik Jones22.0019.4205.2514.1710.5000.00
Ty Dillon22.6725.1700.1726.3300.3300.00
Matt Kenseth23.0017.8002.6017.2005.2000.00
Corey Lajoie23.8322.5800.4225.8300.8300.00
Bubba Wallace23.8320.8300.1724.3300.3300.00
Michael McDowell23.8322.6300.6325.6701.1700.17
Ryan Preece28.6714.7100.5427.5001.0000.17
Daniel Suarez29.1721.0800.2535.1700.5000.00
Brennan Poole31.8312.1700.1731.6700.3300.00
Quin Houff33.3309.2500.0831.8300.1700.00

The Top Drivers on Low Wear 1.5-Mile Tracks This Season

DriverAvg. FinishAvg. DraftKings PtsAvg. DK Dominator PtsAvg. StartAvg. Fastest LapsAvg. Laps Led
Ryan Blaney06.0059.3111.8115.5018.7509.75
Brad Keselowski06.0052.3108.8110.7510.7513.75
Kevin Harvick07.0060.5019.5011.0018.2541.50
Jimmie Johnson09.0052.3806.3820.0012.0001.50
Joey Logano09.0043.6311.3805.5007.5030.50
Martin Truex Jr09.5056.1922.6908.5027.2536.25
Matt DiBenedetto09.5043.6902.1916.5002.2504.25
Austin Dillon10.0038.0600.8113.2501.5000.25
Kurt Busch10.7541.7510.5008.7514.2513.50
Tyler Reddick12.7536.6301.3816.7502.7500.00
Cole Custer12.7541.1901.1920.7501.7501.25
Chase Elliott13.2552.6324.3810.0031.7534.00
Denny Hamlin15.2532.5004.5014.5009.0000.00
Ricky Stenhouse Jr15.2537.0603.3120.2502.7507.75
Aric Almirola16.2540.6313.1316.0010.2532.00
William Byron16.5029.1907.4410.7513.0003.75
Chris Buescher16.7528.3801.3816.5002.7500.00
Kyle Busch17.5019.3102.8107.5004.5002.25
Christopher Bell17.7529.7500.5020.7501.0000.00
Ty Dillon19.7529.2500.2524.5000.5000.00
Clint Bowyer20.5024.6300.8820.7501.7500.00
Ryan Newman20.6725.8300.5022.6701.0000.00
Alex Bowman20.7537.3127.0607.7527.2553.75
Erik Jones20.7519.1302.6314.0005.2500.00
Corey Lajoie21.7527.0000.5026.0001.0000.00
John H. Nemechek22.5020.8101.5620.2503.0000.25
Matt Kenseth25.0012.0002.3315.6704.6700.00
Michael McDowell26.0014.3100.3122.0000.5000.25
Bubba Wallace27.2516.1300.1326.5000.2500.00
Daniel Suarez28.2522.0000.2534.2500.5000.00
Ryan Preece30.5008.8100.0625.7500.0000.25
Brennan Poole32.2512.0000.2532.2500.5000.00
Quin Houff33.7507.8800.1331.2500.2500.00

The Fastest Cars (Green Flag Speed) on All 1.5-Mile Tracks This Season

Car
Current Driver
Season Avg Ranking
 
17-Kentucky
12-Homestead
10-Atlanta
08-Charlotte2
07-Charlotte
02-Las Vegas
#12 FordBlaney4.0157371
#9 ChevyElliott5.01065234
#19 ToyotaTruex7.221411718
#4 FordHarvick8.213925155
#2 FordKeselowski9.5715941210
#22 FordLogano9.742610693
#1 ChevyKurt Busch10.5619881111
#24 ChevyByron10.5181028142
#48 ChevyJohnson10.7524111257
#88 ChevyBowman10.7917121826
#21 FordDiBenedetto11.38213141912
#10 FordAlmirola13.03716251413
#18 ToyotaKyle Busch13.31911323816
#20 ToyotaJones13.51781413623
#3 ChevyA. Dillon13.7141221111014
#8 ChevyReddick14.816417201319
#11 ToyotaHamlin15.72036103520
#14 FordBowyer16.811164213118
#42 ChevyKenseth18.02127197259
#17 FordBuescher19.5152025241617
#47 ChevyStenhouse20.229231592322
#95 ToyotaBell20.3221318191733
#6 FordNewman21.3252820221815
#34 FordMcDowell22.224126292627
#38 FordNemechek22.7262127152126
#41 FordCuster22.7122523262228
#37 ChevyPreece24.3272224282421
#43 ChevyWallace24.7281822272924
#32 FordLaJoie27.3313029162830
#13 ChevyT. Dillon27.5232930312725
#96 ToyotaSuarez30.5303232303029
#15 ChevyPoole33.0323331383232
#77 ChevySorenson33.2343737352036
#00 ChevyHouff35.0373436333634
#53 FordSmithley35.63535353835
#66 ToyotaHill37.7383640344038
#51 FordGase38.0363839393937

The Fastest Cars (Green Flag Speed) on Low Wear 1.5-Mile Tracks This Season

Car
Current Driver
Season Avg Ranking
 
17-Kentucky
08-Charlotte2
07-Charlotte
02-Las Vegas
#12 FordBlaney3.01371
#9 ChevyElliott4.810234
#22 FordLogano5.54693
#24 ChevyByron6.318142
#19 ToyotaTruex7.021718
#48 ChevyJohnson7.351257
#2 FordKeselowski8.3741210
#88 ChevyBowman8.891826
#1 ChevyKurt Busch9.0681111
#4 FordHarvick9.5135155
#3 ChevyA. Dillon12.314111014
#21 FordDiBenedetto13.38141912
#10 FordAlmirola13.83251413
#20 ToyotaJones14.81713623
#42 ChevyKenseth15.5217259
#18 ToyotaKyle Busch16.51923816
#8 ChevyReddick17.016201319
#17 FordBuescher18.015241617
#6 FordNewman20.025221815
#14 FordBowyer20.311213118
#47 ChevyStenhouse20.82992322
#11 ToyotaHamlin21.320103520
#38 FordNemechek22.026152126
#41 FordCuster22.012262228
#95 ToyotaBell22.822191733
#37 ChevyPreece25.027282421
#32 FordLaJoie26.331162830
#34 FordMcDowell26.524292627
#13 ChevyT. Dillon26.523312725
#43 ChevyWallace27.028272924
#96 ToyotaSuarez29.830303029
#77 ChevySorenson31.334352036
#15 ChevyPoole33.532383232
#00 ChevyHouff35.037333634
#53 FordSmithley36.0353835
#66 ToyotaHill37.538344038
#51 FordGase37.836393937
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