Top 12 drivers at Bristol

Jayski has an interesting chart of the top 12 drivers at Bristol since 2005. This list is based upon a whole host of factors, not just finishing position. Not surprised to see Kenseth in 3rd, very surprised to see Greg Biffle in 5th.

Top 12 Driver Ratings at Bristol:
#18-Kyle Busch…………………………. 103.0
#24-Jeff Gordon………………………… 100.6
#20-Matt Kenseth………………………… 99.9
#2-Brad Keselowski……………………. 99.0
#16-Greg Biffle……………………………. 95.8
#48-Jimmie Johnson…………………….. 93.8
#78-Kurt Busch…………………………… 92.8
#11-Denny Hamlin……………………….. 90.8
#29-Kevin Harvick……………………….. 90.3
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr………………….. 87.9
#5-Kasey Kahne………………………… 86.8
#39-Ryan Newman………………………. 86.7

Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (17 total) among active drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.(NASCAR)

The Bristol Bash

What a race! What a summer of racing! Great racing means less to complain about, but still plenty to talk about in the schmak of the week.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Jeff Gordon

Coach: Kasey Kahne

Back to the Schmak again… after Michiganagain

We’re back! Lots of topics including Danica at the road courses, great/horrible analysis of the race from ESPN, the new ESPN app, the horribleness that was Indianapolis, mediocreness that was Pocono, the greatness that was Watkins Glen & Montreal, and the pretty-goodness that was Michigan.

Very special note: at the end of this podcast, Rob made me an offer of letting me pick Keselowski if he could pick all three MWR cars. I initially declined, and picked Kyle Busch.

But then reflecting on it and seeing Keselowski’s retro paint scheme for the race made me beg for a change. And so it happened.

So picks have changed – now they are:

Coach: Keselowski

Rob: Truex, Bowyer, & Vickers

I like my chances…