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 Loudon 2 Rank Driver TDR
1. +2 3 Johnson, Jimmie 115.875
2. None 2 Hamlin, Denny 110.446
3. +1 4 Bowyer, Clint 106.802
4. +10 14 Kenseth, Matt 106.039
5. +7 12 Busch, Kyle 102.491
6. +3 9 Harvick, Kevin 102.477
7. None 7 Gordon, Jeff 102.151
8. -7 1 Keselowski, Brad 98.349
9. -1 8 Truex Jr., Martin 93.403
10. N/A NR Martin, Mark 89.913
11. -5 6 Kahne, Kasey 89.624
12. -7 5 Earnhardt Jr, Dale 84.997
13. -2 11 Biffle, Greg 84.634
14. +1 15 Logano, Joey 78.066
15. N/A NR Edwards, Carl 77.627