The Loop Data Driver Rating is NASCAR's version of Saberemetrics. It is the empirical analysis of many in-race data points that rate overall performance that may or may not be evidenced by a drivers finish position.
NASCAR Driver Rating is a formula that combines: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps and Lead-Lap Finish.
Compare NASCAR Cup Series drivers and their loop data driver rating for each race at Homestead-Miami Speedway since the 2011 NASCAR season.
Look for trends that may reveal that a driver is consistent in performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway or whether hit-or-miss. NASCAR Loop Data Driver Rating is a much more in-depth rating than average finish position.
This grid helps you with your fantasy NASCAR picks in several ways.
Challenges a drivers average finish position by giving you a better understanding of how a driver did during the race despite his finish position. A driver with a low average finish position looks great by itself. But, this table may show he only ran one race at this track. Or, a driver may have a higher average finish position which has been skewed by a couple bad races. Either way, in those cases, his average finish is not a very accurate indicator.
You can also spot driver trends that may reveal that a driver is on a 'hot-streak' of consecutive good finishes here. Again, much more depth than average finish position alone.
It may also show better performance at one event where a driver is consistently better at either the Spring race or the Fall race.