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 Phoenix 2 Rank Driver TDR
1. None 1 Johnson, Jimmie 117.172
2. +4 6 Kahne, Kasey 105.823
3. +1 4 Busch, Kyle 103.944
4. +8 12 Kenseth, Matt 103.508
5. -2 3 Bowyer, Clint 103.229
6. +1 7 Hamlin, Denny 102.118
7. N/A NR Truex Jr., Martin 98.449
8. -6 2 Keselowski, Brad 98.112
9. +4 13 Harvick, Kevin 94.855
10. -5 5 Gordon, Jeff 92.776
11. N/A NR Edwards, Carl 91.033
12. -4 8 Stewart, Tony 86.456
13. -2 11 Biffle, Greg 82.094
14. +1 15 Martin, Mark 79.641
15. -1 14 Logano, Joey 73.198