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
|3.||Truex, Jr., Martin||-35.1|
|21.||Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky||8.1|
|24.||Nemechek, John H||16.8|