Part two of the NASCAR Cup Series double header is up next with the Pocono 350 on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Harvick finally got his win at Pocono on Saturday, and because of that he’ll have to start from 20th on Sunday, meaning he’ll have some work to do if he wants to complete the weekend sweep. With that being said, most of the real “contenders” will also be mired back in the pack to start on Sunday, and you have to think that most of them will make their way to the front. The real question is, how quickly will they do so?

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 Sunday Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-44.5
2.Busch, Kyle-40.3
3.Hamlin, Denny-39.8
4.Blaney, Ryan-37.9
5.Keselowski, Brad-35.4
6.Logano, Joey-34.8
7.Truex, Jr., Martin-32.2
8.Bowyer, Clint-26.7
9.Elliott, Chase-23.4
10.Busch, Kurt-13.1
11.Newman, Ryan-11.3
12.Byron, William-11.2
13.Kenseth, Matt-9.8
14.Bell, Christopher-9.6
15.Jones, Erik-8.8
16.Almirola, Aric-7.6
17.DiBenedetto, Matt-1.0
18.Reddick, Tyler3.3
19.Johnson, Jimmie5.6
20.Dillon, Austin5.8
21.Buescher, Chris7.3
22.McDowell, Michael9.9
23.Bowman, Alex10.7
24.Custer, Cole15.3
25.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky16.2
26.Preece, Ryan20.8
27.Nemechek, John H24.0
28.Wallace, Bubba25.3
29.Dillon, Ty26.1
30.LaJoie, Corey30.9
31.Suarez, Daniel38.4
32.Poole, Brennan46.3
33.Houff, Quin50.0
34.Yeley, JJ53.6
35.Smithley, Garrett55.2
36.Davison, James57.1
37.Bilicki, Josh57.9
38.Gase, Joey59.3
39.Hill, Timmy65.4
40.McLeod, BJ70.1
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