Fantasy NASCAR draft rankings

by KFFL Staff on February 18, 2011 @ 12:25:00 PDT

 


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Rk
Driver
Car No.
Team
2010 Driver Rating
Stock
1
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
107.7
Has averaged 7.0 wins and 23.4 top-10s during five-year title streak
2
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
96.2
Missed out on the title but still led series with eight wins
3
Tony Stewart
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
91.2
Should only get better in third year as owner/driver
4
Carl Edwards
99
Roush Fenway Racing
91.8
Looked like a title contender at the end of 2010
5
Kevin Harvick
29
Richard Childress Racing
98.0
Led the series in top-10s and average finish in 2010
6
Jeff Gordon
24
Hendrick Motorsports
98.5
Still good but just one win last three seasons
7
Kyle Busch
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
98.2
Incredible talent but maturity always an issue
8
Matt Kenseth
17
Roush Fenway Racing
86.0
Roush Fenway, Kenseth primed for big season
9
Clint Bowyer
33
Richard Childress Racing
91.7
Just needs to perform all year like he does in the Chase
10
Greg Biffle
16
Roush Fenway Racing
88.4
Runs hot and cold, but usually puts up solid numbers in the end
11
Mark Martin
5
Hendrick Motorsports
82.8
Expect a bounce-back year from the veteran
12
Kurt Busch
22
Penske Championship Racing
91.0
Should be fine as long as he can shake Chase hangover
13
Jeff Burton
31
Richard Childress Racing
96.2
Starting to get the feeling his best years are behind him
14
Joey Logano
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
80.3
He is only going to get better in the coming years
15
Jamie McMurray
1
Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
86.5
Coming off his best season since 2004
16
Juan Pablo Montoya
42
Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
82.7
He had 14 finishes outside the top 25 last season
17
Ryan Newman
39
Stewart-Haas Racing
82.2
Has just 11 top-five finishes the last three seasons
18
Brian Vickers
83
Red Bull Racing
74.8
Don't forget that he made the Chase in his last full season
19
Kasey Kahne
4
Red Bull Racing
82.8
One-year deal with RBR likely to have some ups and downs
20
David Reutimann
00
Michael Waltrip Racing
82.7
Starting to show success outside of the intermediate tracks
21
A.J. Allmendinger
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
79.1
He's now RPM's No. 1 driver
22
Martin Truex Jr.
56
Michael Waltrip Racing
82.2
Had a rather lackluster debut season with MWR
23
Paul Menard
27
Richard Childress Racing
70.9
1.5-mile track ace should only improve at RCR
24
Brad Keselowski
2
Penske Championship Racing
65.1
Expect more growing pains but improvement in 2011
25
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
88
Hendrick Motorsports
75.7
Not sure if there is a light at the end of this tunnel
26
Marcos Ambrose
9
Richard Petty Motorsports
68.9
Has plenty to prove after a miserable 2010 season
27
David Ragan
6
Roush Fenway Racing
66.2
Probably won't ever return to '08 form
28
Regan Smith
78
Furniture Row Racing
58.4
No one did more with less in 2010 than Smith
29
Bobby Labonte
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
45.9
He will be better in the No. 47, but that's not saying much
30
Travis Kvapil
34
Front Row Motorsports
41.8
For what it's worth, he's Front Row Motorsports' top man
31
David Gilliland
38
Front Row Motorsports
43.2
Should be in the field every week, which makes him worth owning
32
Trevor Bayne
21
Wood Brothers Racing
65.9
Being tabbed as NASCAR's next young star, scheduled for 18 starts
33
Casey Mears
13
Germain Racing
49.6
No longer has a top ride but could provide a decent run or two
34
Bill Elliott
09
Phoenix Racing
50.8
Chevy man for the first time in 2011
35
Dave Blaney
36
Tommy Baldwin Racing
34.2
Has some stability with part-time ride for Tommy Baldwin
36
Robby Gordon
7
Robby Gordon Motorsports
47.3
Dropping down to part time hurts his alreay shaky value
37
Joe Nemechek
87
NEMCO Motorsports
33.2
Usually starts at parks but almost always qualifies on time
38
J.J. Yeley
46
Whitney Motorsports
33.8
Has a full-time ride but sponsorship issues loom
39
Boris Said
TBD
TBD
51.6
One of the top road course ringers no matter that car
40
Terry Labonte
TBD
TBD
26.8
Still unclear how many races he will attempt in 2011
41
Mike Bliss
TBD
TBD
38.9
"Mad" Max is a road course sleeper at best
42
Andy Lally
TBD
TBD
36.8
Showed some promise but slim chances of landing a decent ride
43
Tony Raines
TBD
TBD
35.2
FRM's downsizing leaves him searching for a ride
44
Ron Fellows
TBD
TBD
45.4
Potential road course option if he lands a ride
45
Elliott Sadler
TBD
TBD
58.9
Racing Nationwide in 2011 but could easily get back into Cup
46
Michael McDowell
TBD
TBD
31.8
Likely to keep finding rides thanks to great qualifying efforts
47
Sam Hornish Jr.
TBD
TBD
61.5
Currently not slated to run any Cup races
48
Scott Speed
TBD
TBD
57.3
Odd man out at RBR and still searching for a Cup ride
49
Reed Sorenson
TBD
TBD
52.9
Always on call to fill in for Cup drivers
50
Kevin Conway
TBD
TBD
32.5
From Rookie of the Year to potentially jobless
51
Michael Waltrip
TBD
Michael Waltrip Racing
56.1
Worth a look at plate tracks if he decides to race
52
Max Papis
TBD
TBD
34.4
Days in the Cup Series may be numbered after losing ride to Mears
53
Scott Riggs
TBD
TBD
41.5
Will make occasional appearances in the Cup Series
54
Aric Almirola
TBD
TBD
54.5
Set up for success in Nationwide but may get a Cup start or two
55
Patrick Carpentier
TBD
TBD
43.1
Hindered by inexperience and poor equipment
56
David Stremme
TBD
TBD
43.3
Probably going Nationwide only in 2011
57
Todd Bodine
TBD
TBD
32.3
Two-time Truck champ will make occasional Cup start
58
Terry Cook
TBD
TBD
30.0
Rookie year cut short but got his feet wet in Cup Series
59
Jeff Green
TBD
TBD
41.3
Has just three Cup starts since start of '08 season
60
Landon Cassill
TBD
TBD
33.3
Always seems to qualify no matter what car he drives
61
P.J. Jones
TBD
TBD
29.2
Got some oval experience in 2010 but remains a road course guy
62
John Andretti
TBD
TBD
44.6
Veteran gets a Cup start every now and then
63
Robert Richardson Jr.
TBD
TBD
40.1
Only raced at plate tracks in 2010
64
Johnny Sauter
TBD
TBD
33.2
Tough to find much value in a part-time start and park driver
65
Scott Pruett
TBD
TBD
NA
Road course stud but rarely has a ride


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