We’re off to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, and the Fantasy Racing Online algorithm will get its first “real” test of the season, as this race shouldn’t be a random draw for a top finish like we saw at Daytona. With this only being the second race of the 2020 season, we don’t have any real current season data to help us out, so is going to be a great week to see what kind of improvements all the teams made in the offseason on this track type.

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

Las Vegas Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

1.Harvick, Kevin-41.5
2.Logano, Joey-39.8
3.Truex, Jr., Martin-35.1
4.Bowman, Alex-32.4
5.Blaney, Ryan-26.8
6.Keselowski, Brad-23.0
7.Busch, Kyle-22.7
8.Hamlin, Denny-21.5
9.Larson, Kyle-19.0
10.Almirola, Aric-19.0
11.Bowyer, Clint-15.4
12.Elliott, Chase-10.8
13.Busch, Kurt-6.8
14.Johnson, Jimmie-5.8
15.Jones, Erik-5.5
16.Byron, William-2.3
17.Buescher, Chris-2.2
18.Dillon, Austin-0.1
19.Chastain, Ross0.4
20.Bell, Christopher1.1
21.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky8.1
22.Custer, Cole13.7
23.DiBenedetto, Matt14.2
24.Nemechek, John H16.8
25.Reddick, Tyler19.0
26.Dillon, Ty27.5
27.Suarez, Daniel32.0
28.Poole, Brennan32.7
29.Preece, Ryan37.8
30.McDowell, Michael41.1
31.Wallace, Bubba48.7
32.LaJoie, Corey59.1
33.Yeley, JJ66.4
34.Sorenson, Reed70.1
35.Gase, Joey72.5
36.Houff, Quin74.3
37.Smithley, Garrett76.6
38.Hill, Timmy82.4
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.


  1. Are you going to put out the projections for Las Vegas? I like them so much better than the algorithm predictions. Thanks for the great content!

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