The Playoffs continue this weekend as the Federated Auto Parts 400 is set to run tonight–the final Saturday night race of the 2019 season. Richmond is a flat, 0.75-mile oval that requires good long run speed in order to be successful. Typically, we see the same familiar faces up front here, and if you’re looking for a comparable track, Phoenix is probably your best bet.

The algorithm has successfully predicted the last two Cup Series winners. Can it go 3-for-3 tonight?

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

Federated Auto Parts 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Harvick, Kevin-57.1
2.Hamlin, Denny-47.1
3.Truex, Jr., Martin-43.9
4.Busch, Kyle-42.0
5.Keselowski, Brad-40.8
6.Elliott, Chase-39.0
7.Larson, Kyle-30.6
8.Logano, Joey-30.4
9.Bowyer, Clint-19.3
10.Suarez, Daniel-19.0
11.Busch, Kurt-14.6
12.Byron, William-14.6
13.Johnson, Jimmie-13.4
14.Bowman, Alex-9.4
15.Almirola, Aric-9.1
16.Newman, Ryan-7.3
17.Jones, Erik-7.2
18.Blaney, Ryan-2.6
19.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky2.7
20.Dillon, Austin10.5
21.DiBenedetto, Matt11.8
22.Hemric, Daniel15.4
23.Buescher, Chris18.1
24.Dillon, Ty19.4
25.Menard, Paul21.1
26.Preece, Ryan22.2
27.McDowell, Michael30.8
28.Wallace, Bubba32.5
29.Tifft, Matt36.1
30.Ragan, David40.0
31.LaJoie, Corey47.9
32.Chastain, Ross56.5
33.Cassill, Landon60.6
34.Yeley, JJ72.9
35.Sorenson, Reed77.6
36.Boyd, Spencer81.4
37.Theriault, Austin85.5
38.Houff, Quin88.2
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