For the second year the NASCAR Cup Series will race at Nashville Superspeedway in the Ally 400.
Last year they had to figure out a new track in a car they were very familiar with. This year they have been figuring out the new car. That means limited experience at the track and NO experience in this new car. It could lead to a very entertaining race for fans to watch.
Last year in the inaugural Cup Series race at the track, Kyle Larson dominated by leading 264 of the scheduled 300 laps and won by 4.335 seconds over second-place. That could give him a distinct advantage in this year’s race.
Here are the top 10 active drivers in overall driver rating based on that one race.
Kyle Larson – 149.7
Aric Almirola – 116.7
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 114.7
Kevin Harvick – 108.1
Ross Chastain – 106.0
William Byron – 98.5
Chase Elliott – 98.1
Kyle Busch – 97.3
Joey Logano – 90.7
Denny Hamlin – 90.7
We will have to wait and see how things shake out this year. The end of the regular season is looming. Drivers not locked in the post-season will be doing all they can to secure that peace of mind. Racing at a track that everybody has limited knowledge of opens the door for all drivers to have a great day. That could lead to over aggressive driving. That could also lead to many mistakes being made.
We will find out how it all unfolds starting at 4 p.m. central time (5 p.m. eastern time) in the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway Sunday, June 26th.
By: Buck Stevens