The NASCAR Cup Series regular season continues this weekend with a double-header at Dover International Speedway before heading back to Daytona, Florida to officially set the 2020 Playoffs field. Dover is a 1-mile concrete oval that should produce similar faces up front on Saturday compared to last week. In 2019, the two winners here were Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Larson, and those two in addition to Alex Bowman and Kevin Harvick swept the top 4 in both races last year.
There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Dover 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.
Dover Saturday Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings
|1.||Truex, Jr., Martin||-44.2|
|20.||Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky||14.1|
|30.||Nemechek, John H||42.7|