The NASCAR Cup Series season races on with the annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night of Memorial Day Weekend. This is one of the major races of the racing season and should be interesting to see how it all shakes out. We’ve seen recent Coca-Cola 600s be dominated by one driver, while others have had a few dominators. It’s been about half-and-half recently.

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

Coca-Cola 600 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower Index
1.Truex, Jr., Martin-50.9
2.Elliott, Chase-50.5
3.Harvick, Kevin-48.6
4.Logano, Joey-46.2
5.Bowman, Alex-45.3
6.Hamlin, Denny-44.9
7.Busch, Kyle-35.2
8.Keselowski, Brad-32.5
9.Busch, Kurt-29.2
10.Johnson, Jimmie-28.9
11.Jones, Erik-28.5
12.Blaney, Ryan-22.2
13.Byron, William-18.2
14.Bowyer, Clint-17.5
15.Almirola, Aric-14.7
16.Kenseth, Matt-12.8
17.Newman, Ryan-11.7
18.Reddick, Tyler-6.0
19.DiBenedetto, Matt3.1
20.Buescher, Chris7.1
21.Dillon, Austin8.3
22.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky13.5
23.Custer, Cole18.3
24.Bell, Christopher20.3
25.Wallace, Bubba25.4
26.Preece, Ryan26.1
27.Dillon, Ty37.8
28.Nemechek, John H38.5
29.McDowell, Michael40.5
30.Suarez, Daniel40.9
31.LaJoie, Corey41.1
32.Chastain, Ross42.6
33.Poole, Brennan44.7
34.Gase, Joey50.5
35.Gaulding, Gray55.9
36.Houff, Quin60.3
37.Smithley, Garrett66.7
38.Yeley, JJ68.4
39.Hill, Timmy70.4
40.McLeod, BJ74.3
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