We’re back at it again at Michigan on Sunday with the Consumers Energy 400, even though it’s going to be another 312-mile race (or 500 kilometers). Kevin Harvick had the absolute best car here on Saturday and led 92 of the 161 laps en route to his fifth victory of the 2020 season. And really, don’t be surprised if Sunday’s race ends up similarly; the teams have to race the exact same cars on Sunday that they used on Saturday unless NASCAR approves them of going to a backup car.

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

Michigan Sunday Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-45.2
2.Hamlin, Denny-41.3
3.Keselowski, Brad-39.7
4.Truex, Jr., Martin-38.0
5.Busch, Kyle-37.5
6.Blaney, Ryan-36.7
7.Elliott, Chase-30.5
8.Logano, Joey-29.6
9.Busch, Kurt-28.9
10.Almirola, Aric-22.4
11.Jones, Erik-22.3
12.Reddick, Tyler-14.0
13.Johnson, Jimmie-6.5
14.Byron, William-6.2
15.Bell, Christopher-5.7
16.DiBenedetto, Matt-1.5
17.Bowyer, Clint0.9
18.Dillon, Austin1.1
19.Custer, Cole2.0
20.Bowman, Alex11.2
21.Buescher, Chris13.6
22.Wallace, Bubba20.1
23.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky20.7
24.Newman, Ryan25.6
25.Kenseth, Matt27.2
26.Dillon, Ty28.5
27.McDowell, Michael29.9
28.Nemechek, John H30.0
29.Preece, Ryan32.3
30.LaJoie, Corey35.7
31.Suarez, Daniel40.1
32.Houff, Quin46.8
33.Poole, Brennan47.5
34.Yeley, JJ50.1
35.Sorenson, Reed52.6
36.Smithley, Garrett58.9
37.Davison, James66.4
38.Bilicki, Josh66.8
39.Hill, Timmy67.1
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