Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Who benefited from the Kentucky Splitter Rule?

Fantasy NASCAR Splitter
Before the Kentucky race, the NASCAR garage was a buzz about the new splitter change. No one knew who would benefit from the change. A Reddit post revisited this topic. The assumption is that JGR has benefited.

Let’s look at the data.

First of all, what was the change?
Teams are no longer allowed to modify the area under the splitter.

Before I go into the data. If you just want the answer, then yes. JGR is the clear winner from this rule change, and yes Truex is being included with the JGR cars. Every oval race since Kentucky has been controlled by JGR. With the exception of Keselowski on the pole at Michigan, and Kyle Larson being Kyle Larson, it has been all JGR Toyotas.



Kentucky



Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Martin Truex, Jr.
46
1
42
38
127
1
149
1
100
60
2
Kyle Larson
42
38
12.5
0
92.5
9
107.6
2
82.1
43
40
Kyle Busch
39
-4
24.5
28
87.5
2
127.9
5
99.3
50
1
Chase Elliott
41
9
2.5
0
52.5
8
104.4
3
97.1
36
12
Erik Jones
38
8
2.5
0
48.5
8
102.7
6
99.3
40
14
Denny Hamlin
40
1
3.5
0
44.5
9
98.2
4
95.3
40
5
Joey Logano
36
3
2
1.75
42.75
12
87.8
8
55.5
29
11
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
32
1
5.5
0.75
39.25
13
82.1
12
79.2
25
13
Darrell Wallace, Jr.
33
6
0
0
39
15
75.2
11
48.2
0
17
Jamie McMurray
37
-3
3
0
37
8
103.8
7
92.7
41
4


Hog Points
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Kyle Larson (CGR)


Pole
Kyle Busch (JGR)


Top 10 DFS Score
Truex
Busch
Jones
Hamlin


New Hampshire

Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Martin Truex, Jr.
41
-2
38
34.25
111.25
4
134.6
3
92.7
49
1
Kyle Larson
42
37
19
0.25
98.25
7
112.8
2
90
45
39
Denny Hamlin
46
7
12.5
13.5
79
3
131.1
1
98.7
51
8
Kyle Busch
32
-5
19.5
23.75
70.25
4
116
12
93
41
7
Matt Kenseth
40
-1
15.5
1
55.5
6
113
4
95.7
46
3
Clint Bowyer
37
12
0.5
0
49.5
11
96.7
7
84.7
31
19
Kevin Harvick
39
7
3
0
49
5
109.7
5
99.7
40
12
Daniel Suarez
38
8
2
0
48
14
86.1
6
49.2
31
14
Danica Patrick
31
17
0
0
48
16
77.2
13
58.5
24
30
Brad Keselowski
35
1
4
0
40
11
89.8
9
79.4
28
10


Hog Points
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Denny Hamlin (JGR)
Kyle Larson (CGR)


Pole
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)


Top 10 DFS Score
Truex
Hamlin
Busch
Kenseth
Suarez


Indianapolis

This was a once in a lifetime wreckfest. The DFS results are pointless.


Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Kasey Kahne
46
18
0.5
3
67.5
12
93.7
1
66.5
40
19
A.J. Allmendinger
34
29
0
0
63
27
64
10
3
27
14
Matt Kenseth
39
9
8.5
5.25
61.75
6
114
5
99.4
42
2
Brad Keselowski
42
9
0
5.75
56.75
11
96.6
2
68.3
37
11
Matt DiBenedetto
36
19
0
0
55
23
61.8
8
13.8
29
15
Cole Whitt
32
22
0
0
54
27
54.5
12
6
25
37
Timmy Hill
30
23
0
0
53
32
47.2
14
1.2
0
34
Chris Buescher
35
17
0
0
52
22
73.3
9
8.4
28
39
Aric Almirola
31
16
0
0
47
20
67.7
13
19.8
24
23
Ryan Newman
41
5
0.5
0
46.5
13
84.7
3
61.1
34
8


Hog Points
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Matt Kenseth (JGR)
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)


Pole
Kyle Busch (JGR)


Truex ran in second the whole race. He finally decided to take the lead and wrecked into Kyle Busch on a restart. Madness ensued.


Top 10 DFS Score
Kenseth


Pocono 2

Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Kyle Busch
46
0
18
18.5
82.5
3
144
1
96.9
50
1
Martin Truex, Jr.
41
-1
11
7.75
58.75
4
124.6
3
96.9
43
2
Brad Keselowski
39
6
5.5
1.5
52
8
108.3
5
89.4
48
11
Kevin Harvick
42
4
5.5
0
51.5
6
117.1
2
89.4
43
6
Denny Hamlin
40
0
3
4.5
47.5
7
113.4
4
81.3
37
4
Matt Kenseth
35
6
1
2.25
44.25
11
91.9
9
76.9
28
15
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
32
11
0.5
0
43.5
18
82.1
12
51.3
25
23
Erik Jones
36
1
4
1
42
10
100.2
8
87.5
29
9
Clint Bowyer
38
1
1.5
1.25
41.75
9
104.6
6
86.9
44
7
Ty Dillon
27
13
0
0
40
21
55.2
17
6.9
20
30


Hog Points
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)
Denny Hamlin (JGR)


Pole
Kyle Busch (JGR)

Top 10 DFS Score
Busch
Truex
Hamlin
Kenseth
Jones


Michigan 2

Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Martin Truex, Jr.
42
11
32.5
14.25
99.75
5
124.5
2
97.5
52
13
Ryan Newman
40
21
0
0
61
18
74.7
4
25.3
33
25
Trevor Bayne
39
16
3
0
58
17
77
5
20.8
32
21
Kyle Larson
46
8
2
0.5
56.5
8
104.3
1
98
45
9
Chris Buescher
38
14
0.5
0
52.5
20
72.6
6
20.3
31
20
Erik Jones
41
5
4.5
1.25
51.75
5
115.8
3
98
47
8
Brad Keselowski
27
-16
13
26.25
50.25
4
117.5
17
99
39
1
Austin Dillon
37
10
0
0
47
12
82.3
7
57.4
30
17
Aric Almirola
32
12
0
0
44
17
70.5
12
30.7
25
24
Kyle Busch
34
-4
5.5
3.5
39
9
95
10
87.1
32
6


Hog Points
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Brad Keselowski (Penske)
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)


Pole
Brad Keselowski (Penske) ...Truex got bumped from round 2 of qualifying in the closing seconds. Keselowski had an extra lap on his tire for round 3. If tires would have been equal, JGR wins this pole easily.


Top 10 DFS Score
Truex
Jones
Busch


Bristol

Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Kyle Busch
46
17
43
39
145
3
133.2
1
99.8
53
18
Erik Jones
42
-1
29.5
65
135.5
1
139.3
2
100
50
1
Kevin Harvick
36
21
13.5
0
70.5
9
99.2
8
84
37
29
Kyle Larson
35
-7
24
17.5
69.5
4
116
9
100
41
2
Kurt Busch
39
20
3.5
0
62.5
14
83.4
5
59.8
32
25
Matt Kenseth
40
1
14
2.75
57.75
6
108.6
4
92.4
49
5
Denny Hamlin
41
4
11
0
56
6
113.2
3
100
43
7
Trevor Bayne
37
13
4
0
54
14
83
7
57.6
30
20
Jimmie Johnson
33
10
8
0
51
10
92.8
11
96.6
36
21
Ryan Newman
38
7
3
0.25
48.25
11
91.2
6
88.4
38
13


Hog Points
Kyle Busch (JGR)
Erik Jones (JGR)
Kyle Larson (CGR)


Pole
Erik Jones (JGR)


Top 10 DFS Score
Busch
Jones
Kenseth
Hamlin

Darlington

Driver
Finish pts
(+/-)
Fast
Led
total
avg pos
rating
Finish
Pct. Top 15 Laps
17 fin
Start
Denny Hamlin
46
8
23.5
31
108.5
3
136.9
1
99.7
57
9
Kyle Larson
30
-10
26
31
77
5
111.1
14
93.5
39
4
Martin Truex, Jr.
36
-6
23
19
72
2
124.2
8
99.2
49
2
Kyle Busch
42
1
11.5
1.5
56
4
116.5
2
100
43
3
Kurt Busch
41
4
8
1.75
54.75
5
107.1
3
100
38
7
Austin Dillon
40
9
2
0
51
10
96.2
4
89.4
36
13
Erik Jones
39
5
4
0
48
9
103.1
5
94.6
37
10
Ryan Newman
37
10
0.5
0
47.5
11
87.2
7
89.7
30
17
Matt Kenseth
38
5
3.5
0
46.5
10
100.2
6
92.9
32
11
Chase Elliott
33
9
3
0
45
13
82.8
11
73
26
20


Hog Points
Denny Hamlin (JGR)
Kyle Larson (CGR)
Martin Truex, Jr. (JGR)


Pole
Kevin Harvick (SHR)


Top 10 DFS Score
Hamlin
Truex
Busch
Jones
Kenseth



JGR Statistics

7 oval races
4 poles
17 of 22 hogs
26 top 10 DFS scores in 6 races (not including Indy wreckfest)


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