Race 16 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 season is this weekend with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. This is the first road course race of the season, and for the third year in a row Kyle Larson will lead the field to the green, as he won the pole for Sunday’s race. Strategy is going to be at an all-time high during the race (as usual) so from a Fantasy NASCAR perspective, so keep that in mind when making your picks for this weekend’s race.

There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Sonoma specifically, similar track performance, projected strength of the car, practice speeds, starting position, and a few other variables.

Here’s a quick overview of the Power Index number: essentially, zero (0) is considered average; the more negative a number is in the Power Index, the stronger that driver is considered in the Fantasy NASCAR world. The opposite holds true as well: the more above zero a driver is, the worse he is considered for Fantasy NASCAR that week.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Fantasy NASCAR Power Index Rankings

1.Elliott, Chase-42.6
2.Busch, Kyle-40.6
3.Busch, Kurt-38.5
4.Truex, Jr., Martin-33.7
5.Harvick, Kevin-29.9
6.Logano, Joey-29.3
7.Bowyer, Clint-29.1
8.Suarez, Daniel-29.1
9.Johnson, Jimmie-26.7
10.Hamlin, Denny-22.0
11.Keselowski, Brad-20.0
12.Larson, Kyle-17.0
13.Byron, William-10.5
14.Almirola, Aric-9.4
15.Blaney, Ryan-7.0
16.Menard, Paul-6.6
17.Jones, Erik-5.0
18.Bowman, Alex-3.9
19.Newman, Ryan-2.6
20.Buescher, Chris-0.3
21.Hemric, Daniel17.3
22.McDowell, Michael22.7
23.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky22.7
24.Preece, Ryan28.6
25.DiBenedetto, Matt29.0
26.Dillon, Austin34.4
27.Ragan, David40.8
28.Tifft, Matt43.4
29.LaJoie, Corey43.8
30.Dillon, Ty44.7
31.Wallace, Bubba49.0
32.Kligerman, Parker51.8
33.Chastain, Ross59.6
34.Cassill, Landon63.5
35.Haley, Justin73.6
36.Ware, Cody75.0
37.Yeley, JJ84.2
38Sorenson, Reed86.7
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