We are back at Kansas Speedway this weekend for the second race at this track in 2020. The last time we were here was during the night back in July, and it was the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas leading 153 of the 267 laps and Denny Hamlin coming home with the win. He now has back-to-back victories at this track. This weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400 will also be the 8th race at a low-wear 1.5-mile track this season, which means we have a bunch of current data to analyze for Sunday. Thus far, we have had seven different winners on this track type in 2020, and the results in almost every race have had some surprises near the front.

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

Kansas Hollywood Casino 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-36.1
2.Elliott, Chase-34.4
3.Truex, Jr., Martin-31.8
4.Hamlin, Denny-31.3
5.Busch, Kurt-30.2
6.Bowman, Alex-25.7
7.Jones, Erik-25.1
8.Busch, Kyle-23.4
9.Keselowski, Brad-22.8
10.Logano, Joey-19.2
11.Blaney, Ryan-15.6
12.Almirola, Aric-14.5
13.Dillon, Austin-12.7
14.Bowyer, Clint-11.0
15.Reddick, Tyler-7.4
16.Custer, Cole-1.3
17.Johnson, Jimmie1.6
18.Byron, William6.1
19.Buescher, Chris6.7
20.DiBenedetto, Matt6.8
21.Kenseth, Matt8.5
22.Bell, Christopher12.8
23.Nemechek, John H16.9
24.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky18.2
25.Newman, Ryan22.1
26.Preece, Ryan23.3
27.McDowell, Michael23.3
28.Dillon, Ty25.3
29.Wallace, Bubba30.2
30.LaJoie, Corey37.5
31.Suarez, Daniel39.9
32.Poole, Brennan42.3
33.Yeley, JJ45.1
34.Houff, Quin46.6
35.Sorenson, Reed52.7
36.Bilicki, Josh54.9
37.Gase, Joey62.0
38.Davison, James65.7
39.Hill, Timmy65.9
40.Finchum, Chad66.1
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