Homestead-Miami Speedway… it feels weird talking about this track this early in the year, doesn’t it? Up until 2020, Homestead has been the final race of Cup Series season, and since the elimination Playoffs were introduced, it’s been the venue that has also crowned the Champion. Now it’s just a “regular” track on the schedule. Homestead-Miami is a 1.5-mile race track, but it’s not shaped like the other “cookie cutters.” It also has a super abrasive surface so you should categorize it with the other “high wear” tracks–Atlanta, Chicagoland, Darlington, and Fontana.
There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Homestead 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.
Homestead Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings
|2.||Truex, Jr., Martin||-41.9|
|22.||Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky||9.2|
|25.||Nemechek, John H||18.8|