We’re off to Pocono Raceway for a double-header weekend, with a Cup Series race planned for both Saturday and Sunday. The first race is going to be very interesting because Pocono is so unique, and missing the setup heading into the race could be disastrous for teams. Pocono is a 2.5-mile track with only three turns, and they’re all different from each other. It doesn’t compare well to any other track, but if you had to choose one, it would be Indianapolis Motor Speedway (where we will race at next weekend).

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

Pocono Saturday Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Keselowski, Brad-40.2
2.Harvick, Kevin-39.9
3.Busch, Kyle-38.7
4.Hamlin, Denny-38.5
5.Blaney, Ryan-37.1
6.Elliott, Chase-33.3
7.Truex, Jr., Martin-30.2
8.Logano, Joey-29.2
9.Byron, William-26.0
10.Busch, Kurt-24.0
11.Bowyer, Clint-15.6
12.Jones, Erik-14.0
13.Almirola, Aric-8.5
14.Johnson, Jimmie-4.3
15.Reddick, Tyler-3.4
16.Newman, Ryan-2.6
17.Bowman, Alex-1.3
18.Dillon, Austin2.6
19.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky4.2
20.Buescher, Chris10.6
21.Kenseth, Matt17.3
22.McDowell, Michael20.5
23.DiBenedetto, Matt21.8
24.Wallace, Bubba24.9
25.Custer, Cole25.0
26.Bell, Christopher25.6
27.Preece, Ryan30.5
28.Dillon, Ty33.7
29.Nemechek, John H34.8
30.LaJoie, Corey35.2
31.Suarez, Daniel42.7
32.Poole, Brennan44.3
33.Houff, Quin48.6
34.Gase, Joey50.0
35.Yeley, JJ53.9
36.Bilicki, Josh55.4
37.Davison, James59.3
38.Hill, Timmy60.7
39.McLeod, BJ66.2
40.Smithley, Garrett68.5
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