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 Texas 2 Rank Driver TDR
1. None 1 Johnson, Jimmie 125.773
2. +5 7 Keselowski, Brad 112.330
3. None 3 Bowyer, Clint 104.156
4. +4 8 Busch, Kyle 103.796
5. +5 10 Gordon, Jeff 99.880
6. -4 2 Kahne, Kasey 99.172
7. -1 6 Hamlin, Denny 93.087
8. +5 13 Stewart, Tony 90.578
9. N/A NR Newman, Ryan 89.678
10. -1 9 Earnhardt Jr, Dale 88.004
11. -6 5 Biffle, Greg 87.302
12. -8 4 Kenseth, Matt 86.643
13. +1 14 Harvick, Kevin 86.456
14. N/A NR Logano, Joey 85.237
15. -4 11 Martin, Mark 84.944