The 2019 NASCAR season continues on this weekend with the Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. This is another “cookie cutter” 1.5-mile race track, and from what we’ve seen thus far in 2019, it’s going to be more “follow the leader” type of racing here on Sunday. Typically the same drivers finish up front at this track type all season long, and we have plenty of data to go off of considering we’ve already had four races on 1.5-mile tracks this year (five if you count Atlanta, but you shouldn’t because it wasn’t raced with the new package).

There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Chicagoland 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.

Camping World 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Index Rankings

1.Truex, Jr., Martin-50.5
2.Harvick, Kevin-50.4
3.Busch, Kyle-50.1
4.Keselowski, Brad-43.0
5.Logano, Joey-39.5
6.Elliott, Chase-39.0
7.Busch, Kurt-38.8
8.Hamlin, Denny-37.6
9.Bowman, Alex-35.2
10.Johnson, Jimmie-32.1
11.Bowyer, Clint-32.0
12.Almirola, Aric-28.5
13.Suarez, Daniel-24.9
14.Byron, William-18.2
15.Jones, Erik-14.9
16.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky-11.5
17.Larson, Kyle-8.8
18.Blaney, Ryan-7.4
19.Buescher, Chris-6.6
20.Newman, Ryan-2.3
21.Menard, Paul3.4
22.Hemric, Daniel16.6
23.Dillon, Austin24.5
24.Ragan, David38.1
25.Wallace, Bubba43.2
26.McDowell, Michael44.4
27.Dillon, Ty44.7
28.Tifft, Matt49.1
29.DiBenedetto, Matt51.5
30.Preece, Ryan52.0
31.LaJoie, Corey58.8
32.Chastain, Ross63.1
33.Cassill, Landon70.4
34.Currey, Bayley75.6
35.McLeod, BJ76.2
36.Houff, Quin85.5
37.Sorenson, Reed91.8
38.Bilicki, Josh94.3
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