We wrap up the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season with one of the most unpredictable races of the season. There is a great battle going on for the final Playoff spot right now between William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, and Jimmie Johnson, and all of that could get thrown completely out of wack if someone behind them wins on Saturday night. It should be a fun race to watch, that’s for sure.

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

Daytona Saturday Night Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Hamlin, Denny-33.6
2.Logano, Joey-28.5
3.Harvick, Kevin-27.2
4.Newman, Ryan-18.9
5.Johnson, Jimmie-17.2
6.Blaney, Ryan-14.9
7.Bowyer, Clint-12.8
8.Almirola, Aric-10.5
9.Buescher, Chris-10.4
10.Bowman, Alex-8.7
11.Busch, Kyle-7.4
12.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky-7.1
13.Elliott, Chase-6.9
14.Dillon, Austin-6.5
15.DiBenedetto, Matt-5.6
16.Truex, Jr., Martin-4.1
17.Jones, Erik-1.9
18.Busch, Kurt-0.8
19.Keselowski, Brad0.1
20.McDowell, Michael1.0
21.Byron, William1.8
22.Nemechek, John H2.5
23.Dillon, Ty7.9
24.Preece, Ryan8.1
25.Wallace, Bubba9.7
26.LaJoie, Corey12.0
27.Reddick, Tyler18.0
28.Bell, Christopher19.2
29.Custer, Cole19.3
30.Kenseth, Matt20.9
31.Gaughan, Brendan26.3
32.Chastain, Ross28.0
33.Yeley, JJ35.0
34.Suarez, Daniel38.2
35.Poole, Brennan40.6
36.Houff, Quin41.0
37.Gase, Joey44.5
38.Hill, Timmy45.9
39.Bilicki, Josh50.3
40.Davison, James56.0
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