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Kyle Busch has best NASCAR driver rating heading into 2020 season

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January 25th, 2020

Seemingly ever sport has power rankings, and NASCAR is no exception. NASCAR has something called driver rating, and it can be beneficial to players when handicapping NASCAR Cup Series races.

Understanding driver rating

How does driver rating work? It factors in primary statistics, such finishing position, average running position, average speed in traffic, and fastest laps. Those stats are supported by fixed bonuses for winning, finishing in the top 15, leading most laps, and finishing on the lead lap. There are a few other factors, but that is the majority of the information needed to find driver rating. It’s not a perfect system, but it is useful.

Here are the current top 10 NASCAR drivers by driver rating. These ratings are based on the 2019 season.

2019 NASCAR Cup Series driver rating

DriverAverage Rating
Kyle Busch
108.4
Kevin Harvick
105.2
Martin Truex Jr.
103.4
Joey Logano
98.4
Denny Hamlin
98.0
Brad Keselowski
94.8
Ryan Blaney
93.8
Chase Elliott
92.2
Kyle Larson
90.4
Kurt Busch
87.9
The 10 drivers combined to win 33 of the 36 races in the 2019 season. Staying on top of driver ratings, and using them as power ratings, can help you eliminate a majority of the field before placing a wager. As the 2020 season goes on, we will update you on how the driver ratings look and if any significant changes have occurred. Use these ratings to help guide you on your 2020 NASCAR betting journey.




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