The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues on this weekend with the Bank of America ROVAL 400. This is the third and final road course race of the season, and also marks the final race of Round 1 of the Playoffs. After Sunday, we’ll know which 12 drivers will advance to Round 2, and which four will be eliminated. Overall, road course races are relatively easy to predict, but like we saw in this ROVAL race last year, it’s possible for something crazy to happen (like a third of the field wrecking in turn one on a restart).

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

Bank of America ROVAL 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

1.Truex, Jr., Martin-46.9
2.Harvick, Kevin-43.6
3.Elliott, Chase-42.3
4.Hamlin, Denny-37.3
5.Blaney, Ryan-32.6
6.Bowyer, Clint-29.7
7.Busch, Kyle-26.6
8.Larson, Kyle-23.3
9.Suarez, Daniel-23.0
10.Logano, Joey-22.8
11.Busch, Kurt-15.5
12.Keselowski, Brad-14.8
13.DiBenedetto, Matt-13.4
14.Jones, Erik-12.4
15.Bowman, Alex-6.6
16.Newman, Ryan-2.6
17.Buescher, Chris-0.8
18.Byron, William-0.6
19.Johnson, Jimmie7.3
20.Almirola, Aric8.6
21.Menard, Paul9.4
22.McDowell, Michael17.5
23.Dillon, Ty21.8
24.Ragan, David22.7
25.Hemric, Daniel24.1
26.Dillon, Austin25.3
27.Wallace, Bubba27.0
28.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky27.5
29.Preece, Ryan32.9
30.Tifft, Matt39.0
31.LaJoie, Corey42.3
32.Kligerman, Parker50.5
33.Chastain, Ross53.0
34.Cassill, Landon59.4
35.Smithley, Garrett68.6
36.Bilicki, Josh70.2
37.Ware, Cody71.8
38.Sorenson, Reed77.5
39.Hill, Timmy82.6
40.Nemechek, Joe82.7
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