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Daytona: Driver Rating Says You Can't Go Wrong With A Busch Brother

Everyone knows Tony Stewart is great at Daytona. But NASCAR's driver rating also tells us that either of the Busch Brothers might also be good picks in a hard-to-predict race.

Others who might be good choices? Clint Bowyer (seventh) and Carl Edwards (10th), in addition to past Daytona 500 champs Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Drivers to avoid include Penske Racing teammates Sam Hornish Jr. (33rd) and Brad Keselowski (51st).

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Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 3, 2010

Driver Rating
Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
Number of Races: 11
Rank    Car	Driver	    Avg Finish	High	AVG DRIVER RATING
1	14	Tony Stewart	13.5	143.4	104.5
2	18	Kyle Busch	17.6	133.1	100.6
3	17	Matt Kenseth	14.7	114.1	93.4
4	2	Kurt Busch	15.3	125.7	92.7
5	48	Jimmie Johnson	19.2	118.4	91.8
6	24	Jeff Gordon	20.5	123.5	91.5
7	33	Clint Bowyer	12.3	119.4	88.4
8	88	D Earnhardt Jr.	16.4	126.4	87.7
9	29	Kevin Harvick	15.5	125.0	85.4
10	99	Carl Edwards	18.7	104.8	84.0
11	39	Ryan Newman	20.6	114.2	82.7
12	31	Jeff Burton	19.2	109.3	82.5
13	1	Jamie McMurray	19.8	114.1	82.1
14	11	Denny Hamlin	23.0	128.1	81.5
15	5	Mark Martin	19.6	110.3	80.5
16	9	Kasey Kahne	16.2	103.4	80.4
17	83	Brian Vickers	18.8	99.6	80.3
18	19	Elliott Sadler	15.0	107.4	79.5
19	6	David Ragan	14.1	108.0	79.3
20	56	M Truex Jr.	20.0	111.0	76.4
21	43	A J Allmendinger	23.5	102.2	75.0
22	16	Greg Biffle	22.5	111.0	74.2
23	12	David Stremme	24.2	97.1	67.9
24	71	David Gilliland	25.4	90.7	65.1
25	42	Juan Montoya	22.0	94.8	64.2
26	70	Johnny Sauter	19.8	88.0	63.8
27	07	Casey Mears	23.5	90.4	63.7
28	47	Marcos Ambrose	21.3	89.0	63.5
29	66	Dave Blaney	27.4	84.8	63.3
30	51	Michael Waltrip	28.1	100.8	62.3
31	20	Joey Logano	27.3	77.9	61.5
32	43	Reed Sorenson	23.4	88.4	61.5
33	77	Sam Hornish Jr.	29.0	90.1	61.2
34	09	Mike Wallace	20.0	76.7	60.5
35	96	J.J. Yeley	27.0	89.5	60.5
36	98	Paul Menard	22.0	79.3	60.0
37	7	Robby Gordon	18.1	82.4	59.6
38	71	Bobby Labonte	27.2	85.4	59.1
39	00	David Reutimann	22.6	80.5	58.8
40	36	Scott Riggs	27.0	103.6	58.3
41	37	Travis Kvapil	28.9	81.0	56.9
42	82	Scott Speed	28.3	73.8	55.0
43	26	Boris Said	22.2	69.7	52.3
44	87	Joe Nemechek	26.2	81.8	50.9
45	38	R Richardson Jr.	31.0	50.8	50.8
46	21	Bill Elliott	23.3	58.1	50.5
47	8	Aric Almirola	30.0	48.9	48.9
48	78	Regan Smith	26.6	65.5	48.0
49	36	Mike Bliss	26.7	58.3	46.8
50	34	John Andretti	30.5	53.2	45.8
51	12	Brad Keselowski	30.0	45.7	44.9
52	37	Tony Raines	30.8	54.6	42.4
53	55	Michael McDowell	29.0	47.0	40.8
54	27	Kirk Shelmerdine	31.5	40.7	33.0
55	13	Max Papis	40.0	28.8	28.8