The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is back at Kansas Speedway for the second time this season. The difference between that race, though, and this race is that the first one was ran at night and this one will be ran during the day. This will be the ninth race of 2019 that is on a 1.5-mile “cookie cutter” track, which means we have a bunch of data to base NASCAR Fantasy picks on this weekend. This also adds an extra layer of confidence for me in my algorithm and the projected finishes you see below.

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

Kansas Hollywood Casino 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-42.6
2.Truex, Jr., Martin-42.5
3.Keselowski, Brad-32.0
4.Logano, Joey-31.7
5.Elliott, Chase-27.1
6.Hamlin, Denny-24.4
7.Bowman, Alex-23.1
8.Larson, Kyle-20.7
9.Busch, Kyle-20.3
10.Blaney, Ryan-15.3
11.Almirola, Aric-13.7
12.Bowyer, Clint-12.4
13.Busch, Kurt-12.3
14.Byron, William-9.6
15.Jones, Erik-6.2
16.Dillon, Austin-1.7
17.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky0.2
18.Johnson, Jimmie1.6
19.Newman, Ryan2.8
20.Menard, Paul3.9
21.McDowell, Michael6.2
22.Suarez, Daniel11.4
23.Buescher, Chris14.6
24.DiBenedetto, Matt16.7
25.Wallace, Bubba21.8
26.Hemric, Daniel22.1
27.Dillon, Ty26.9
28.Ragan, David27.6
29.LaJoie, Corey28.4
30.Tifft, Matt32.6
31.Preece, Ryan34.1
32.Kligerman, Parker41.5
33.Cassill, Landon47.6
34.Chastain, Ross50.0
35.Smithley, Garrett61.4
36.Yeley, JJ66.7
37.Sorenson, Reed70.2
38.Bilicki, Josh71.8
39.Hill, Timmy84.6
40.Gase, Joey86.9
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.