The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Watkins Glen this weekend for the second road course race of the season, and Chase Elliott has picked up right where he left off last year. In the 2018 race at The Glen, Chase led 52 of the 90 laps en route to his first career win, and this weekend he’s going to lead the field to the green for the 2019 Go Bowling at The Glen, as the #9 Chevrolet was the fastest during qualifying on Saturday.

We were at Sonoma back in June of this year with the first road course race of 2019, and there it was Martin Truex, Jr. who wound up in victory lane followed by his teammate Kyle Busch and then Ryan Blaney. Remember, Chase Elliott had a top 5 car all day in that race before an engine issue relegated him to a 37th-place result.

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

Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR Fantasy Power Rankings

1.Busch, Kyle-51.2
2.Truex, Jr., Martin-50.0
3.Jones, Erik-48.9
4.Busch, Kurt-48.4
5.Byron, William-44.3
6.Hamlin, Denny-36.4
7.Elliott, Chase-33.3
8.Harvick, Kevin-30.2
9.Blaney, Ryan-27.9
10.Bowyer, Clint-27.8
11.Keselowski, Brad-24.5
12.Suarez, Daniel-24.3
13.Larson, Kyle-23.4
14.Logano, Joey-23.3
15.Johnson, Jimmie-2.2
16.Almirola, Aric-0.5
17.Newman, Ryan0.6
18.DiBenedetto, Matt2.7
19.Menard, Paul7.7
20.Buescher, Chris9.3
21.Bowman, Alex12.6
22.McDowell, Michael18.9
23.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky19.7
24.Hemric, Daniel23.6
25.Kligerman, Parker28.3
26.Dillon, Ty41.4
27.Tifft, Matt42.0
28.Preece, Ryan44.2
29.Wallace, Bubba48.4
30.Dillon, Austin52.1
31.Ragan, David68.1
32.Chastain, Ross71.9
33.LaJoie, Corey73.2
34.Cassill, Landon74.6
35.Ware, Cody77.9
36.Bilicki, Josh80.2
37.Sorenson, Reed88.6
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