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 Kentucky Rank Driver TDR
1. +11 12 Earnhardt Jr, Dale 111.679
2. None 2 Kenseth, Matt 110.023
3. -2 1 Johnson, Jimmie 99.035
4. -1 3 Biffle, Greg 98.234
5. +5 10 Harvick, Kevin 96.680
6. N/A NR Bowyer, Clint 93.243
7. -2 5 Stewart, Tony 92.559
8. +3 11 Hamlin, Denny 88.732
9. None 9 Kahne, Kasey 87.101
10. -4 6 Gordon, Jeff 86.645
11. -4 7 Keselowski, Brad 84.517
12. -4 8 Edwards, Carl 83.139
13. None 13 Truex Jr., Martin 80.367
14. N/A NR Menard, Paul 78.869
15. -11 4 Busch, Kyle 77.962