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Pocono: You Don't Need Driver Rating To Know Who To Pick This Week

Typically, NASCAR's prerace driver rating can help provide some insight into your fantasy picks that you may not have realized otherwise.

At Pocono, though, it's pretty obvious.

Denny Hamlin is by far the best choice. Kurt Busch isn't bad either. And you probably can't go wrong with Jimmie Johnson.

Here's the driver rating anyway, in case you have a deeper fantasy league or driver pool at home.

Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Pre-Race
For point-paying races in current and past four years, at this track.
Pocono Raceway
Sunday, August 1, 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	11	Denny Hamlin	8.6	149.0	119.1
2	2	Kurt Busch	12.9	150.0	103.7
2	48	Jimmie Johnson	10.5	125.3	103.7
4	14	Tony Stewart	9.8	123.8	101.4
5	99	Carl Edwards	13.3	138.5	98.5
6	24	Jeff Gordon	12.0	117.7	96.1
7	5	Mark Martin	12.3	123.7	95.8
8	39	Ryan Newman	12.9	124.9	94.5
9	83	Brian Vickers	14.5	142.1	93.9
10	9	Kasey Kahne	17.8	145.2	92.0
11	29	Kevin Harvick	10.6	113.2	90.1
12	17	Matt Kenseth	15.6	106.1	89.6
13	31	Jeff Burton	14.6	113.4	89.1
14	16	Greg Biffle	19.3	117.3	85.3
15	18	Kyle Busch	19.6	124.7	83.1
16	56	M Truex Jr.	17.0	121.0	82.6
17	88	D Earnhardt Jr.	20.5	112.9	80.1
18	33	Clint Bowyer	16.6	119.7	78.1
19	42	Juan Montoya	18.9	104.3	74.6
20	20	Joey Logano	21.0	94.0	74.3
21	47	Marcos Ambrose	23.3	85.4	71.6
22	43	AJ Allmendinger	21.2	95.2	70.3
23	1	Jamie McMurray	20.5	97.5	69.6
24	77	Sam Hornish Jr.	18.6	84.2	67.7
25	00	David Reutimann	25.0	99.6	64.7
26	66	Scott Riggs	24.0	79.2	63.9
27	71	Bobby Labonte	22.6	92.5	63.8
28	83	Casey Mears	20.8	105.4	63.3
29	12	Brad Keselowski	21.0	61.7	61.7
30	19	Elliott Sadler	25.7	78.7	59.9
31	6	David Ragan	23.1	92.5	58.2
32	46	J.J. Yeley	25.7	83.5	57.8
33	87	Joe Nemechek	27.9	96.1	55.6
34	0	Mike Bliss	22.0	61.7	55.5
35	37	Tony Raines	24.7	80.1	54.3
36	78	Regan Smith	26.0	67.6	53.9
37	26	David Stremme	27.6	63.1	52.9
38	82	Scott Speed	25.0	61.2	52.7
39	43	Reed Sorenson	29.6	66.4	51.3
40	55	Michael Waltrip	29.4	114.6	50.7
41	66	Dave Blaney	29.4	73.1	50.5
42	38	Travis Kvapil	23.1	65.1	50.4
43	7	Robby Gordon	33.9	74.2	49.2
44	98	Paul Menard	27.4	60.7	49.0
45	37	David Gilliland	34.1	81.6	48.6
46	21	Bill Elliott	26.5	66.6	45.8
47	64	Chad McCumbee	28.0	54.3	44.3
48	55	M McDowell	30.0	42.2	37.9
49	13	Max Papis	34.0	36.7	36.7
50	34	John Andretti	32.5	38.3	36.5
51	34	Kevin Conway	35.0	34.4	34.4
52	64	Mike Wallace	34.3	40.4	34.3
53	36	Geoff Bodine	41.0	31.5	31.5
54	7	P.J. Jones	39.0	30.4	29.4
55	70	Johnny Sauter	38.0	32.9	28.9
56	27	K Shelmerdine	42.0	25.9	25.9