The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is in Dover, Delaware this weekend for the Gander RV 400 at “The Monster Mile”–Dover International Speedway. This is a 1-mile concrete race track that is almost a mix between a short track and a speedway. It’s only a mile in length but the cars are still averaging around 160 mph throughout a lap so there’s plenty of speed there. Last week’s winner at Talladega, Chase Elliott, is on the pole for Sunday’s race at Dover, and he’s also the most recent winner here at this track. Can he notch another W this weekend? We’ll find out soon enough. So far this year we’ve seen it be very difficult to pass the leader at the shorter tracks, and drivers have already mentioned that that will probably be the case here at Dover as well.
There are quite a few statistics that go into the Power Index formula, including recent performance both overall and at Dover 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.
Dover Fantasy NASCAR Power Index Rankings
|2.||Truex, Jr., Martin||-29.4|
|19.||Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky||0.7|