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.

Rank Change Michigan Rank Driver TRD
1. None 1 Johnson, Jimmie 107.196
2. +4 6 Stewart, Tony 100.960
3. +1 4 Biffle, Greg 100.129
4. +6 10 Bowyer, Clint 99.146
5. N/A NR Gordon, Jeff 98.722
6. -1 5 Earnhardt Jr, Dale 95.632
7. N/A NR Ambrose, Marcos 95.100
8. +3 11 Harvick, Kevin 94.401
9. N/A NR Montoya, Juan 86.317
10. -8 2 Kenseth, Matt 85.993
11. -3 8 Edwards, Carl 82.864
12. +1 13 Truex Jr., Martin 81.129
13. -10 3 Hamlin, Denny 80.731
14. -7 7 Busch, Kyle 79.613
15. -6 9 Kahne, Kasey 78.032