The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs continues on this weekend with the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We raced here earlier in the season (in February) and it was Joey Logano that took the checkered flag after a pretty crazy afternoon. The #22 Ford was really fast that day but Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney were faster. This time around, there’s a lot more on the line, as this is a very difficult round of the Playoffs for these drivers, and a win on Sunday night would be a great way to rest easy the next two weeks.
There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas South Point 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings
|3.||Truex, Jr., Martin||-42.0|
|23.||Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky||11.7|
|25.||Nemechek, John H||22.9|