Well if you missed the late thriller at Kentucky Speedway last weekend, you’re in for a treat because we could have a similar ending at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, Like Kentucky, the Texas track was repaved a few years ago, and once again track position plays a huge role in a driver’s success. Getting a good restart on a late caution can be the difference between a 5th-place day and a 15th-place day. Goodyear is bringing the same tire that was used in the Las Vegas and Kentucky races as well, and with how close all three of these tracks are overall, you can expect the same cars to be fast.

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

Texas Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

1.Harvick, Kevin-41.1
2.Truex, Jr., Martin-39.9
3.Blaney, Ryan-39.2
4.Elliott, Chase-38.9
5.Logano, Joey-36.7
6.Busch, Kurt-31.4
7.Keselowski, Brad-30.5
8.Almirola, Aric-29.4
9.Byron, William-24.3
10.Bowman, Alex-21.8
11.Johnson, Jimmie-20.6
12.Busch, Kyle-19.7
13.Hamlin, Denny-16.2
14.Bowyer, Clint-9.8
15.DiBenedetto, Matt-7.1
16.Jones, Erik-7.0
17.Dillon, Austin-3.5
18.Reddick, Tyler-3.3
19.Custer, Cole-1.1
20.Bell, Christopher0.4
21.Kenseth, Matt5.8
22.Buescher, Chris9.6
23.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky11.1
24.Newman, Ryan14.0
25.Nemechek, John H24.5
26.Wallace, Bubba28.6
27.McDowell, Michael28.8
28.Dillon, Ty29.0
29.Suarez, Daniel37.6
30.Preece, Ryan38.0
31.LaJoie, Corey39.4
32.Poole, Brennan45.2
33.Yeley, JJ50.1
34.Houff, Quin52.6
35.Smithley, Garrett53.7
36.Gaulding, Gray54.0
37.Gase, Joey57.2
38.Hill, Timmy61.1
39.Sorenson, Reed66.4
40.McLeod, BJ68.7
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.