We get our first race at a short track in 2020, as the Cup Series visits Bristol Motor Speedway for the Supermarket Heroes 500 presented by Food City. Bristol is one of the most recognizable tracks on the schedule, and with it only being a half-mile in length, it’s one where the on-track running order can rapidly change. We should see a lot of comers and goers over the 500-lap race on Sunday.

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

Bristol Supermarket Heroes 500 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower Index
1.Logano, Joey-50.1
2.Elliott, Chase-47.2
3.Harvick, Kevin-40.6
4.Busch, Kurt-37.6
5.Hamlin, Denny-30.7
6.Busch, Kyle-30.1
7.Bowman, Alex-28.0
8.Keselowski, Brad-25.5
9.Blaney, Ryan-23.8
10.Reddick, Tyler-22.8
11.Johnson, Jimmie-17.7
12.Truex, Jr., Martin-16.8
13.Kenseth, Matt-15.9
14.Jones, Erik-11.7
15.Bowyer, Clint-11.6
16.Newman, Ryan-9.6
17.DiBenedetto, Matt-9.2
18.Byron, William-3.4
19.Almirola, Aric-0.5
20.Custer, Cole7.8
21.Buescher, Chris12.8
22.Dillon, Austin15.5
23.Bell, Christopher20.2
24.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky22.6
25.Preece, Ryan25.7
26.Nemechek, John H29.3
27.Wallace, Bubba30.1
28.Dillon, Ty32.6
29.McDowell, Michael33.4
30.LaJoie, Corey33.7
31.Suarez, Daniel40.1
32.Poole, Brennan48.7
33.Houff, Quin49.2
34.Gaulding, Gray54.3
35.Gase, Joey59.1
36.Smithley, Garrett60.5
37.McLeod, BJ65.6
38.Currey, Bayley68.0
39.Yeley, JJ70.4
40.Hill, Timmy75.8
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