New to ifantasyrace in 2012, the Total Driver Power Rankings will be a weekly post that is similar to ESPN’s Total QB Rating for the NFL. This isn’t a normal power rankings chart, nor is it a prediction for the upcoming race, but rather a combination of the two. Taken into account to arrive at TDR (Total Driver Rating) are previous history at the upcoming track, recent performance, and expert opinions, among many other variables.

RankChangeLast WeekDriverTDR
1+45Biffle, Greg109.471
2+13Hamlin, Denny109.170
3-12Kenseth, Matt104.237
4+26Harvick, Kevin103.488
5-41Edwards, Carl101.649
6-24Stewart, Tony96.415
7+18Logano, Joey88.853
8N/ANRBusch, Kyle88.194
9-27Burton, Jeff88.036
10+414Earnhardt Jr, Dale87.633
11-29Kahne, Kasey86.553
12+113Truex Jr., Martin80.869
13N/ANRMenard, Paul80.668
14N/ANRMartin, Mark80.660
15-411Newman, Ryan80.293