Week 4 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: William Byron wins Las Vegas, Chastain holds P1 in the rankings

Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle
2 min readMar 10, 2023

10 March 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

AVONDALE, AZ — As the NASCAR Cup Series prepares for practice today at Phoenix Raceway, the GFT Top 25 NASCAR AI Driver Rankings have just been released after our algorithms went to work with all the Las Vegas data and relevant historical data inputs for Phoenix.

With the win (and our models place significant weight on wins) Willaim Byron jumps 20 spots from P28 to P8 in this week's rankings. Other big movers after Las Vegas include Bubba Wallace (Up 10 spots to P17), Kyle Larson (up 9 spots to P14 with his 2nd place finish Sunday), and Martin Truex Jr (up 7 spots to P3 with a 7th place finish in Las Vegas). Ross Chastain finished 12th in Las Vegas and holds onto the top spot in the GFT Top 25 NASCAR AI Driver Rankings.

Week 4 NASCAR GFT Top 25 AI Driver Rankings following the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2023 (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — MARCH 05: William Byron, driver of the #24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

GFT AI Race Prediction Model INITIAL predictions (before Practice and Qualifying)

Winner: Kyle Larson
Top 5: Larson, Harvick, Busch, Chastain, Logano
**NOTE** The models will refresh Saturday AFTER Qualifying, so check back for an update before picking your Fantasy League or placing your wagers.

Week 4 NASCAR GFT Manufacturer Box Score following the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2023 (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)

The Go Full Throttle AI Driver Rankings use our proprietary algorithms utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to dynamically tune and improve accuracy over time.

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Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle

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