Green Flag Speed NASCAR Fantasy Cheat Sheet

If you’ve been following Fantasy NASCAR for any period of time, or even if you’re brand new, you probably know that the fastest cars don’t always finish up front. Whether it be a mechanical issue, a wreck, or just bad luck with a late caution, there are many times where the driver that ends up in victory lane didn’t have the best car in that race.

Also with the NASCAR Fantasy world, there’s tons of great data that you can look at–and probably too much if you have enough time to spend. One statistic I like to look at is Green Flag Speed, which is a measurement of a car’s speed during the green flag laps of the race. NASCAR averages this and reports it after each race, giving us a good idea of who had the best car under racing conditions.

So, because this is a pretty important statistic, I went ahead and started this little cheat sheet. Now, like any statistic, Green Flag Speed can be skewed by an early wreck, or if you’re unable to even make one green flag lap in the race (*cough* Stenhouse *cough*). But we’ll have to make do with what we have.

Green Flag Speed Average Ranking in 2020

This chart is relatively simple: you take the ranking of each car in each race, and average them throughout the entire season. Because superspeedways are such a crap shoot, I’m going to go ahead and remove those from the equation. You can also scroll over and see the individual ranking for each race. Click on the headers of each column to sort by that.

Car
Current Driver
Season Avg Ranking
 
15-Pocono 2
14-Pocono
12-Homestead
11-Martinsville
10-Atlanta
09-Bristol
08-Charlotte2
07-Charlotte
06-Darlington2
05-Darlington
04-Phoenix
03-Fontana
02-Las Vegas
#9 ChevyElliott5.9919645112327234
#4 FordHarvick6.54497275151011145
#19 ToyotaTruex7.6108143110171310688
#12 FordBlaney7.86655743716211921
#2 FordKeselowski8.13101512954121243610
#18 ToyotaKyle Busch9.41511193123813135416
#22 FordLogano9.82132611013698124123
#88 ChevyBowman10.21671781220182721716
#10 FordAlmirola11.613172316625145118913
#11 ToyotaHamlin12.02232863103543301020
#24 ChevyByron12.01113106281214142712162
#1 ChevyKurt Busch12.21212191082281120513711
#48 ChevyJohnson12.5172324211212518201657
#20 ToyotaJones12.572182014813698151123
#21 FordDiBenedetto12.889211131914191718111312
#14 FordBowyer14.91515161841421311992318
#3 ChevyA. Dillon16.418221214211611102117201714
#8 ChevyReddick16.723304171727201319671519
#42 ChevyKenseth16.9141627271917725111410249
#6 FordNewman19.120182816202322181515182015
#95 ToyotaBell19.25111329181519172323241933
#47 ChevyStenhouse19.81920232115992328222722
#17 FordBuescher22.132142013253024162728231817
#34 FordMcDowell22.317115262429262425282527
#43 ChevyWallace22.72427189221827292224292224
#37 ChevyPreece23.12825222224262824619272821
#38 FordNemechek23.625262124272115213816212626
#41 FordCuster23.922242530232526222922142128
#32 FordLaJoie27.226283025293116282629263030
#13 ChevyT. Dillon27.527292926302931272526252925
#96 ToyotaSuarez30.229313233322830302330333229
#15 ChevyPoole32.230323331313438323131323132
#77 ChevySorenson34.433363735373835203235363736
#00 ChevyHouff35.334343439363933363534353634
#53 FordSmithley35.9353535383536383739343435
#66 ToyotaHill37.039373636403334403637373838
#51 FordGase37.537393837394039393436383537

Recent Green Flag Speed Average Ranking

Throughout the season, there are always shifts in what teams have found speed and gained on the other that previously enjoyed an advantage. So we’ll use this chart to track recent Green Flag Speed rankings. The chart below shows the average ranking over the last six races.

Car
Current Driver
Recent Avg Ranking
  
15-Pocono 2
14-Pocono
12-Homestead
11-Martinsville
10-Atlanta
09-Bristol
#12 FordBlaney5.5665574
#4 FordHarvick5.5449727
#18 ToyotaKyle Busch6.715111931
#11 ToyotaHamlin7.32232863
#19 ToyotaTruex7.7108143110
#2 FordKeselowski9.0310151295
#9 ChevyElliott9.091964511
#21 FordDiBenedetto10.3892111319
#10 FordAlmirola11.0131723166
#22 FordLogano12.32132611013
#20 ToyotaJones13.0721820148
#48 ChevyJohnson13.21723242112
#24 ChevyByron13.311131062812
#88 ChevyBowman13.31671781220
#14 FordBowyer13.715151618414
#1 ChevyKurt Busch13.812121910822
#95 ToyotaBell15.251113291815
#34 FordMcDowell16.6171152624
#3 ChevyA. Dillon17.2182212142116
#47 ChevyStenhouse17.819202321159
#43 ChevyWallace19.724271892218
#8 ChevyReddick19.723304171727
#42 ChevyKenseth20.0141627271917
#6 FordNewman20.8201828162023
#17 FordBuescher22.3321420132530
#38 FordNemechek24.0252621242721
#37 ChevyPreece24.5282522222426
#41 FordCuster24.8222425302325
#32 FordLaJoie28.2262830252931
#13 ChevyT. Dillon28.3272929263029
#96 ToyotaSuarez30.8293132333228
#15 ChevyPoole31.8303233313134
#53 FordSmithley35.7353535383536
#00 ChevyHouff36.0343434393639
#77 ChevySorenson36.0333637353738
#66 ToyotaHill36.8393736364033
#51 FordGase38.3373938373940

Green Flag Speed Ranking vs. Average Finish

This chart will compare the average Green Flag Speed ranking for each driver to his average finish. This will allow us to see which drivers have had a faster car than the position that they finished, and vice versa. Like the other charts, this one excludes superspeedway races.

Car
Current Driver
Avg Green Flag Speed - Avg Finish
Season Avg Green Flag Speed
Season Avg Finish
#12 FordBlaney-7.07.814.8
#88 ChevyBowman-5.710.215.9
#9 ChevyElliott-5.55.911.4
#20 ToyotaJones-4.812.517.4
#22 FordLogano-3.99.813.8
#19 ToyotaTruex-3.87.611.5
#24 ChevyByron-3.812.015.8
#18 ToyotaKyle Busch-2.59.411.9
#48 ChevyJohnson-2.512.514.9
#10 FordAlmirola-2.511.614.1
#8 ChevyReddick-1.816.718.5
#37 ChevyPreece-1.823.124.8
#95 ToyotaBell-1.319.220.5
#21 FordDiBenedetto-1.012.813.8
#4 FordHarvick-0.86.57.2
#14 FordBowyer-0.414.915.3
#42 ChevyKenseth-0.416.917.3
#47 ChevyStenhouse0.019.819.8
#3 ChevyA. Dillon0.216.416.2
#6 FordNewman0.319.118.8
#2 FordKeselowski1.18.17.0
#34 FordMcDowell1.322.320.9
#15 ChevyPoole1.732.230.5
#53 FordSmithley1.835.934.2
#1 ChevyKurt Busch1.812.210.3
#17 FordBuescher2.022.120.1
#11 ToyotaHamlin2.012.010.0
#00 ChevyHouff2.535.332.8
#43 ChevyWallace2.622.720.1
#32 FordLaJoie2.727.224.5
#38 FordNemechek2.823.620.8
#51 FordGase2.937.534.6
#77 ChevySorenson2.934.431.5
#66 ToyotaHill3.137.033.9
#96 ToyotaSuarez3.430.226.8
#41 FordCuster3.423.920.5
#13 ChevyT. Dillon4.627.522.9

2020 Individual Race Green Flag Speed Reports

Race #DateTrackGreen Flag Speed Chart
22/23/2020Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayClick here
33/1/2020Auto Club SpeedwayClick here
43/8/2020Phoenix RacewayClick here
55/17/2020Darlington RacewayClick here
65/20/2020Darlington RacewayClick here
75/24/2020Charlotte Motor SpeedwayClick here
85/27/2020Charlotte Motor SpeedwayClick here
95/31/2020Bristol Motor SpeedwayClick here
106/7/2020Atlanta Motor SpeedwayClick here
116/10/2020Martinsville SpeedwayClick here
126/14/2020Homestead-Miami SpeedwayClick here
146/27/2020Pocono RacewayClick here
156/28/2020Pocono RacewayClick here
167/5/2020Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayComing soon