Micah Roberts Drivers Ratings

Micah Roberts’ Top 10 Driver Ratings

Irwin Tools Night Race

At Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

4:30 p.m. today, ABC (13); race starts at 4:43


1. Kyle Busch7/17th 25th 4th 29th

Five-time winner, but none in past six starts; best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 1

2. Kevin Harvick6/13rd8th 1st 39th

2005 winner (old track layout); last top-five was 2008; best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.12/15th15th20th 24th

2004 winner with track-best 10th-place average in last 20 starts; using ninth-place Dover chassis

4. Kurt Busch15/1 8th34th7th 35th

Five-time winner, the last in 2006;14.8 average finish; using Kentucky chassis this week

5. Brad Keselowski6/124th16th9th 14th

Two-time winner; nothing special in practice, but will compete well; using Michigan chassis

6. Jimmie Johnson12/1 19th 2nd5th 19th

2010 winner, runner-up in 2012, with 15.4 average finish; using Bristol chassis from March

7. Matt Kenseth7/115th11th 16th 13th

Three-time winner, including this race last year; led the most laps (165) in the March race

8. Carl Edwards25/19th 10th 3rd1st

Three-time winner, including the March race; using 23rd-place Michigan chassis from June

9. Kyle Larson20/1 1st5th 40th10th

Had the best all-around practices between both sessions; downgraded because he’s a rookie

10. Aric Almirola100/16th4th 42nd3rd

Sensational throughout Friday’s practices, a sign that career-best run in March was no joke

*Results from March 16 Food City 500 at Bristol, where Ford surprisingly finished 1-2-3 with Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Almirola. Marcos Ambrose, also in a Ford, was fifth.

Odds courtesy of the LVH Super Book

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director in Las Vegas, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995. For more post-practice analysis, visit the Linemakers on SportingNews.com or follow MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.