Round 2 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs is here, as we have the Drydene 400 at Dover on Sunday afternoon. Dover is a relatively predictable track, and for that reason we see a lot of the drivers that qualify up front here here also finish there. If you’re good at Dover, you usually have a good weekend from start to finish.

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 Drydene 400 Fantasy NASCAR Power Rankings

RankDriverPower
Index
1.Truex, Jr., Martin-44.1
2.Elliott, Chase-42.9
3.Larson, Kyle-38.8
4.Harvick, Kevin-28.6
5.Hamlin, Denny-25.4
6.Bowyer, Clint-23.7
7.Keselowski, Brad-23.0
8.Busch, Kyle-22.0
9.Logano, Joey-20.9
10.Blaney, Ryan-20.8
11.Bowman, Alex-17.5
12.Byron, William-11.6
13.Suarez, Daniel-11.1
14.Johnson, Jimmie-3.9
15.Almirola, Aric-3.8
16.Busch, Kurt-2.5
17.Newman, Ryan0.5
18.Jones, Erik1.6
19.Menard, Paul4.2
20.Dillon, Austin7.2
21.DiBenedetto, Matt10.5
22.Buescher, Chris11.9
23.Dillon, Ty15.1
24.Wallace, Bubba15.5
25.Stenhouse, Jr., Ricky16.4
26.McDowell, Michael22.7
27.Hemric, Daniel24.6
28.Ragan, David24.9
29.Preece, Ryan33.1
30.Tifft, Matt36.6
31.LaJoie, Corey43.0
32.Cassill, Landon50.3
33.Chastain, Ross53.9
34.McLeod, B.J.62.8
35.Yeley, JJ64.5
36.Sorenson, Reed70.2
37.Smithley, Garrett74.1
38.Nemechek, Joe80.9
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