We’re going short track racing to close out the third round of the Playoffs, and things could definitely get interesting on this half-mile paperclip on Sunday. There are several drivers that will be in “Hail Mary must win” mode if they want to advance on to Phoenix, and whenever those high stakes are combined with close quarters racing at a short track, there’s usually drama. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!

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

Martinsville Xfinity 500 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

1.Logano, Joey-38.2
2.Truex, Jr., Martin-36.0
3.Harvick, Kevin-35.1
4.Elliott, Chase-33.8
5.Keselowski, Brad-31.2
6.Bowman, Alex-27.8
7.Busch, Kyle-26.1
8.Hamlin, Denny-21.4
9.Blaney, Ryan-15.9
10.Busch, Kurt-12.8
11.Bowyer, Clint-12.8
12.Byron, William-7.0
13.DiBenedetto, Matt-2.9
14.Custer, Cole-2.1
15.Johnson, Jimmie-2.0
16.Reddick, Tyler-0.9
17.Dillon, Austin-0.5
18.Bell, Christopher0.6
19.Jones, Erik1.3
20.Almirola, Aric2.9
21.Nemechek, John H9.8
22.Buescher, Chris10.9
23.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky16.1
24.Newman, Ryan17.2
25.Preece, Ryan18.0
26.Dillon, Ty19.6
27.McDowell, Michael20.0
28.Kenseth, Matt23.5
29.Wallace, Bubba25.4
30.Suarez, Daniel28.6
31.LaJoie, Corey31.6
32.Poole, Brennan41.4
33.Yeley, JJ50.6
34.Houff, Quin55.3
35.Bilicki, Josh55.5
36.Gase, Joey59.7
37.Davison, James60.7
38.Sorenson, Reed62.6
39.Hill, Timmy67.5
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