The NASCAR Cup Series is at Watkins Glen today for the Go Bowling At The Glen race–the second-to-last race of the regular season and the fifth road course race of 2022. Watkins Glen is a 2.45-mile track that is considered the “superspeed of road courses” because of how fast the cars will get here. Long straightaways and limited passing zones makes track position very important at Watkins Glen, but the best road course racers can find a way to get around their competitors here if they need to.

How the algorithm works: There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at this week’s track specifically, similar track performance, projected strength of the car, practice speeds (when applicable), starting position, and a few other variables.

Watkins Glen Algorithm Predicted Finishing Order

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Elliott, Chase33.27
2.Larson, Kyle32.00
3.Reddick, Tyler29.82
4.Chastain, Ross29.67
5.Cindric, Austin26.65
6.Suarez, Daniel26.23
7.Allmendinger, AJ26.09
8.Byron, William24.79
9.Buescher, Chris22.64
10.Briscoe, Chase21.42
11.Bell, Christopher21.16
12.McDowell, Michael20.95
13.Bowman, Alex20.92
14.Blaney, Ryan15.81
15.Busch, Kyle14.62
16.Hamlin, Denny14.25
17.Harvick, Kevin06.35
18.Truex, Jr., Martin05.96
19.Logano, Joey-07.34
20.Keselowski, Brad-11.35
21.Gibbs, Ty-13.82
22.Custer, Cole-15.13
23.Dillon, Austin-17.93
24.Haley, Justin-18.46
25.Raikkonen, Kimi-19.93
26.Gilliland, Todd-20.11
27.Wallace, Bubba-20.17
28.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky-23.24
29.Jones, Erik-24.85
30.Hand, Joey-25.63
31.Burton, Harrison-25.93
32.Almirola, Aric-25.93
33.Dillon, Ty-32.00
34.LaJoie, Corey-32.03
35.Rockenfeller, Mike-34.30
36.Kyvat, Daniil-34.52
37.Ware, Cody-34.86
38.Hezemans, Loris-38.94
39.Tilley, Kyle-39.30
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