It’s a patriotic race weekend, as the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is on Sunday, the day after July 5. You should expect to see plenty of special red, white, and blue paint schemes, as well as similar names up front compared to last weekend, as Pocono and Indianapolis are about the only comparable venues between the two. With that being said, there are definitely some drivers that are better at one than the other, but for the most part, if a driver was fast at Pocono, he should be fast at The Brickyard on Sunday.

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

Indianapolis Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-53.1
2.Hamlin, Denny-48.3
3.Keselowski, Brad-41.6
4.Logano, Joey-37.4
5.Blaney, Ryan-35.8
6.Elliott, Chase-35.7
7.Busch, Kyle-30.3
8.Truex, Jr., Martin-29.6
9.Byron, William-20.4
10.Bowyer, Clint-19.9
11.Busch, Kurt-16.5
12.Almirola, Aric-13.3
13.Bowman, Alex-10.2
14.Newman, Ryan-6.8
15.DiBenedetto, Matt-5.6
16.Jones, Erik-4.2
17.Kenseth, Matt-1.7
18.Dillon, Austin3.1
19.Reddick, Tyler7.3
20.Buescher, Chris10.1
21.Bell, Christopher12.5
22.Allgaier, Justin14.4
23.Nemechek, John H15.7
24.Custer, Cole17.4
25.Wallace, Bubba22.1
26.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky27.0
27.McDowell, Michael27.3
28.Preece, Ryan30.1
29.LaJoie, Corey33.2
30.Dillon, Ty35.6
31.Suarez, Daniel42.9
32.Poole, Brennan44.6
33.Chastain, Ross49.5
34.Houff, Quin50.2
35.Yeley, JJ54.3
36.Gase, Joey55.6
37.Smithley, Garrett58.1
38.Bilicki, Josh58.7
39.Hill, Timmy63.0
40.McLeod, BJ71.9
As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I've been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I'm just getting started.