Earlier this season, we had a Texas race followed by a Kansas race in July, and now that we’re in the Playoffs, we had a Kansas race last Sunday and it will be followed by a Texas race this weekend. The AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 is the 34th race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season and also inches us closer to determining the four that will fight for the Championship at Phoenix. Joey Logano clinched his spot with a win last week, but there are still three openings left. Kevin Harvick has won this Texas Playoff race for the last three years; can he do it again on Sunday?

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

Texas AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-41.2
2.Elliott, Chase-34.3
3.Logano, Joey-30.6
4.Bowman, Alex-29.4
5.Blaney, Ryan-28.7
6.Truex, Jr., Martin-27.5
7.Hamlin, Denny-20.0
8.Keselowski, Brad-19.3
9.Busch, Kyle-18.6
10.Jones, Erik-14.2
11.Busch, Kurt-14.1
12.Byron, William-5.0
13.Almirola, Aric-3.9
14.Dillon, Austin-2.1
15.Reddick, Tyler-1.8
16.Bowyer, Clint-0.5
17.Custer, Cole0.7
18.Johnson, Jimmie-1.3
19.DiBenedetto, Matt-1.9
20.Bell, Christopher5.2
21.Buescher, Chris11.7
22.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky14.8
23.Nemechek, John H17.0
24.Newman, Ryan19.6
25.McDowell, Michael21.1
26.Kenseth, Matt24.9
27.LaJoie, Corey28.2
28.Preece, Ryan30.7
29.Wallace, Bubba31.3
30.Dillon, Ty35.7
31.Suarez, Daniel41.6
32.Poole, Brennan48.7
33.Yeley, JJ50.0
34.Smithley, Garrett54.1
35.Houff, Quin54.4
36.Bilicki, Josh55.6
37.Sorenson, Reed60.5
38.Gase, Joey62.6
39.Hill, Timmy65.0
40.Finchum, Chad75.2
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