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The 13th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is coming up on Sunday night with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the time of year where we typically see a bit of a shift among organizations, as some catch up in terms of speed, while some lose their edge. With that being said, with how races have played out in recent weeks, it’s looking like that shift has already started to happen, with Hendrick Motorsports being extremely competitive as of late.

As far as Charlotte goes, this is the 5th race on a 1.5-mile track this season. So far we’ve visited Atlanta, Las Vegas, Texas, and Kansas. This is noteworthy because usually we see the same drivers up front on these “cookie cutter” tracks, so now that we have plenty of data with the new rules package in 2019, it can be very beneficial to analyze statistics for the other races we’ve already ran to get an idea of what to expect on Sunday night.

Below you will find a chart with a ton of averaged data on it. This chart is averaging different statistics based on the results of the last three races at 1.5-mile tracks: Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas. I’m excluding the Atlanta race because that track is so old that it races different than the other 1.5-milers, plus NASCAR didn’t run the full new rules package there this season.

You can click on the headers of the chart to sort by that column. Below I will explain what each is.

  • Driver = Self explanatory
  • Start = The driver’s starting position for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600
  • Salary = The driver’s DraftKings salary for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600
  • DK Pts = The driver’s average DraftKings points scored at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • DK Dom. Pts = The driver’s average DraftKings dominator points (fastest laps + laps led) at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • % of DK Dom. Pts = The driver’s average DraftKings dominator points divided by the sum of all
  • Run Pos = The driver’s average running position at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • Finish = The driver’s average finish at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • Start = The driver’s average starting position at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • Fast Laps = The driver’s average number of fastest laps at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • % Fast Laps = The driver’s average fastest laps divided by the sum of all
  • Laps Led = The driver’s average number of laps led at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
  • % Laps Led = The driver’s average laps led divided by the sum of all
  • Driver Rating = The driver’s average driver rating at Kansas, Texas, and Las Vegas
DriverStartSalaryDK ptsDK Dom. Pts% DK Dom. PtsRun PosFinishStartFast Laps% Fast LapsLaps Led% Laps LedDriver Rating
Kyle Busch3$11,200 46.6722.3310.85%8.3314.339.0031.3311.76%26.679.17%109.43
Kevin Harvick5$10,800 72.0036.3317.64%7.678.338.3340.6715.26%64.0022.02%116.43
Martin Truex Jr14$10,600 47.504.832.35%13.6713.0024.678.003.00%3.331.15%82.23
Chase Elliott12$10,300 59.8317.508.50%8.008.6715.6721.678.13%26.679.17%107.57
Brad Keselowski21$10,100 39.759.084.41%16.0013.0011.6713.335.00%9.673.33%92.30
Joey Logano7$9,900 53.8314.837.20%12.3311.0016.0014.005.25%31.3310.78%100.43
Kyle Larson25$9,600
Clint Bowyer8$9,400 52.427.753.76%11.007.0014.6713.004.88%5.001.72%94.83
Denny Hamlin20$9,200 42.429.084.41%
Ryan Blaney19$9,000 6.7510.425.06%20.0030.3313.0013.335.00%15.005.16%74.90
Kurt Busch11$8,900 62.009.674.69%10.677.0022.3314.335.38%10.003.44%99.90
Erik Jones16$8,700 48.836.503.16%12.006.6711.678.003.00%10.003.44%93.63
Aric Almirola2$8,500 55.922.921.42%11.678.6726.335.332.00%1.000.34%91.40
Jimmie Johnson15$8,300 40.178.834.29%13.0010.007.337.672.88%20.006.88%86.63
Alex Bowman13$8,100 50.4213.756.68%13.3310.3313.3317.006.38%21.007.22%89.90
Daniel Suarez6$8,000 48.757.423.60%14.0011.3320.0011.334.25%7.002.41%84.40
Austin Dillon4$7,800 21.423.421.66%14.6717.008.005.672.13%2.330.80%78.43
Ryan Newman18$7,600 27.670.330.16%18.0019.3322.000.670.25%0.000.00%65.87
William Byron1$7,400 31.837.503.64%12.3314.008.338.333.13%13.334.59%86.70
Ricky Stenhouse Jr9$7,200 38.503.501.70%10.0011.0013.004.331.63%5.331.83%93.43
Chris Buescher22$7,100 35.001.670.81%15.0016.0021.331.670.63%3.331.15%73.60
Paul Menard17$6,900 20.502.171.05%15.6719.3313.004.331.63%0.000.00%74.57
Ty Dillon28$6,700 11.830.170.08%25.3326.0019.670.330.13%0.000.00%52.23
Ryan Preece24$6,500 20.500.170.08%25.6724.0024.330.330.13%0.000.00%48.90
Matt DiBenedetto27$6,300 13.330.670.32%22.0027.6724.001.330.50%0.000.00%53.37
Michael McDowell23$6,200 19.670.330.16%23.0023.6722.670.670.25%0.000.00%55.93
David Ragan31$6,000 10.500.500.24%26.3326.6719.331.000.38%0.000.00%47.47
Daniel Hemric10$5,900 5.000.670.32%20.3324.679.671.330.50%0.000.00%60.23
Bubba Wallace29$5,700 5.000.330.16%24.6726.0012.670.670.25%0.000.00%50.70
Ross Chastain35$5,600 15.580.250.12%31.0031.0033.330.330.13%0.330.11%38.17
Landon Cassill32$5,400 12.170.500.24%33.6733.0033.671.000.38%0.000.00%34.87
Matt Tifft26$5,300 21.420.080.04%27.3326.3330.000.000.00%0.330.11%46.30
Corey Lajoie30$5,200 18.330.000.00%27.6725.6725.670.000.00%0.000.00%44.87
Parker Kligerman34$5,100 19.250.750.36%29.0029.0032.501.500.56%0.000.00%42.10
Reed Sorenson37$5,000 8.500.170.08%35.3335.0034.330.330.13%0.000.00%28.97
Joey Gase40$4,900
Quin Houff39$4,800
Bayley Currey33$4,700 5.750.250.12%34.0034.0029.500.500.19%0.000.00%33.35
Cody Ware38$4,600 -0.500.000.00%37.5037.5030.500.000.00%0.000.00%27.65
BJ McLeod36$4,500

As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I've been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I'm just getting started.