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Busch At Bristol? Driver Rating Says Rowdy Is The Man

You can't go wrong with Busch at Bristol...at least according to NASCAR's driver rating formula.

Kyle Busch, who won the Truck race on Wednesday night at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," is the No. 1 selection; brother Kurt, a multi-time Bristol winner, is fifth.

Drivers who you may not have considered? Look at Matt Kenseth (third) or Marcos Ambrose (eighth) .

If you trust the formula, some big names to avoid this week include AJ Allmendinger (31st) and Jamie McMurray (23rd).

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Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, August 21, 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	18	Kyle Busch	10.1	149.2	103.0
2	16	Greg Biffle	10.5	119.7	101.2
3	24	Jeff Gordon	11.5	116.4	99.4
4	17	Matt Kenseth	12.5	149.8	97.5
5	2	Kurt Busch	15.1	140.3	96.1
6	14	Tony Stewart	14.4	130.2	95.9
7	11	Denny Hamlin	12.4	119.6	95.0
8	47	Marcos Ambrose	15.3	108.4	93.4
9	29	Kevin Harvick	14.2	127.4	91.5
10	5	Mark Martin	17.7	139.6	89.9
11	88	D Earnhardt Jr.	8.4	114.0	89.1
12	12	Brad Keselowski	13.0	88.7	88.7
13	31	Jeff Burton	15.8	132.1	88.3
14	99	Carl Edwards	11.6	134.2	88.2
15	48	Jimmie Johnson	16.5	132.4	87.0
16	39	Ryan Newman	18.2	112.5	85.8
17	9	Kasey Kahne	19.4	141.1	84.6
18	33	Clint Bowyer	18.0	121.0	79.9
19	00	David Reutimann	22.4	97.4	78.9
20	19	Elliott Sadler	21.8	120.1	78.1
21	42	Juan Montoya	20.4	95.2	76.0
22	56	M Truex Jr.	23.6	91.5	72.5
23	1	Jamie McMurray	23.6	108.9	70.5
24	71	Bobby Labonte	21.9	102.1	66.5
25	66	Scott Riggs	24.1	104.4	65.2
26	6	David Ragan	24.0	80.7	61.7
27	83	Brian Vickers	23.2	80.4	60.6
28	21	Bill Elliott	25.5	71.5	60.4
29	98	Paul Menard	23.2	83.6	60.3
30	96	J.J. Yeley	27.6	82.1	60.2
31	43	AJ Allmendinger	29.8	85.9	60.1
32	49	Mike Bliss	20.3	71.1	59.8
33	78	Regan Smith	25.6	83.7	58.0
34	82	Scott Speed	24.7	68.5	57.8
35	26	David Stremme	23.0	79.0	56.8
36	09	Aric Almirola	26.2	90.6	56.2
37	34	Travis Kvapil	22.5	79.9	56.0
38	55	Michael Waltrip	26.2	81.8	55.6
39	90	Casey Mears	27.4	75.0	54.5
40	43	Reed Sorenson	28.1	65.3	54.4
41	4	Mike Wallace	25.5	55.6	53.8
42	66	Dave Blaney	30.4	81.7	53.7
43	38	David Gilliland	30.0	80.9	52.2
44	20	Joey Logano	33.0	74.7	51.5
45	7	Robby Gordon	28.2	63.9	49.2
46	77	Sam Hornish Jr.	32.8	56.0	47.7
47	37	Tony Raines	27.2	61.0	47.2
48	64	Todd Bodine	42.0	45.4	45.4
49	70	Johnny Sauter	42.0	44.9	44.9
50	87	Joe Nemechek	32.0	59.3	38.1
51	37	Kevin Conway	28.0	35.8	35.8
52	34	John Andretti	34.7	36.1	30.8
53	46	Terry Cook	37.0	30.0	30.0
54	74	Derrike Cope	43.0	24.8	24.8