Week 21 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: Elliott expands lead to 17pts after “Home” win at Atlanta
10 July 2022
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
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HAMPTON, GEORGIA — Chase Elliott, the Georgia native considers Atlanta Motor Speedway his home track making Sunday’s win of the Quaker State 400 Presented by Wal-Mart very special. Driver of the Hendrick Motorsports NAPA № 9 held off the Spire Motorsports № 7 car of Corey LaJoie on the final restart and a hard charging Ross Chastain of Track House Racing.
Elliott, Chastain, and the new P3 Ryan Blaney
Our GFT #BigMovers of the week include Ryan Blaney who moves up 2 spots to P3 in the Week 21 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings. Joey Logano fell 2 spots from P3 to P5 after a disappointing 25th place finish. Also dropping in this week’s rankings William Byron (who finished a disappointing 30th), Kurt Busch, Chris Buescher, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Race Prediction for New Hampshire
The GFT Race Prediction Models Say Truex Jr to win Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2022. The data is thin but using the relevant data from like “short” tracks, the data says Truex Jr is favored to win with Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, and Christopher Bell.
Manufacturer / Team Scorecard
With Elliott’s win at Atlanta, Chevrolet extends its lead in the NASCAR Manufacturer Point Standings with 12, Ford has 8, and Toyota has 4 wins so far in 2022. The Team standings has:
Hendrick Motorsports = 7
Team Penske = 5
Track House = 4
JGR = 3
RFK = 2
SHR = 1
23XI = 1
RCR = 1