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 Chicago Rank Driver TDR
1. +1 2 Keselowski, Brad 113.432
2. +1 3 Hamlin, Denny 106.989
3. +1 4 Johnson, Jimmie 105.590
4. -3 1 Bowyer, Clint 104.893
5. +2 7 Earnhardt Jr, Dale 103.612
6. +5 11 Kahne, Kasey 102.855
7. -2 5 Gordon, Jeff 102.699
8. +1 9 Truex Jr., Martin 95.474
9. -3 6 Harvick, Kevin 95.421
10. +2 12 Stewart, Tony 90.861
11. -1 10 Biffle, Greg 88.814
12. +2 14 Busch, Kyle 86.577
13. N/A NR Newman, Ryan 81.192
14. -6 8 Kenseth, Matt 77.792
15. N/A NR Logano, Joey 73.895