Welcome to this weeks power rankings for the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Brickyard 400 is one of the crown jewels races on the NASCAR circuit and when you win here your name gets etched on one of the most beautiful trophies in all of motor sports, the Allstate Brickyard trophy.
In order to score big at Indy you have to look to what drivers did at Pocono and New Hampshire races. These tracks including Indy have hardly any banking in the turns and these tracks should be fresh in your mind as to who did what.
Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch to name a few should be good picks for Indy as all these drivers have excelled at flat tracks this year. Here's the monkey wrench at Indy, there is hardly any yellows so track position will be at a premium and a fuel mileage race can very well decide this race at the end. Stick with the big teams regardless because this track doesn't favor the underdog since being on the NASCAR schedule. I know, I know Paul Menard won this race two or three seasons ago but who does he drive for? EXACTLY!
Its been two weeks since the last Cup race and I'm ready for Sunday, how about you? With that said these are the top ten best over the last five years at the Brickyard:
10 Ryan Newman will do well here at Indy and if he gets a good starting spot he could take the checkers. 1 top 10.
9 Brad Keselowski can get back on track at Indy after his good run two weeks ago at New Hamphire.2 top 10's.
8 Jamie McMurray is having a good year and his won here before, a solid pick at a bargain price. 1 win, 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's.
7 Jimmie Johnson is always a threat to take the checkers and should be a lock-in pick. 2 win's, 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's.
6 Brian Vickers isn't racing on Sunday. Mark Martin will have the honors this weekend.
5 Jeff Gordon will turn it around this weekend with a solid top five finish if he qualifies well. 0 wins, 2 top 5's and 3 top 10's.
4 Mark Martin is clutch here at Indy and should be a bargain buy.0 wins, 1 top 5 and 2 top 10's.
3 Kevin Harvick will show up at Indy as one of the favorites because he runs like heck here. 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 2 top 10's.
2 Tony Stewart almost took the checkers at New Hampshire and should figure in for the checkers. 0 wins, 2 top 5's and 4 top 10's.
1 Greg Biflle is steady at the Brickyard and he needs a solid run here if his going to contend for a championship. 0 wins, 3 top 5's and 4 top 10's
Streak to the finish - Is heating up with 7 teams that have a shot at taking the Red Momo and Gold Momo for the season. Qulindo continues to lead the league with Varoom Varoom on his heels in second and NASCAR Devil SS in third. The standings could change by weekends end so make your pick wisely and good luck to all!