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2019 Championship Standings Through 3/19/2019

We're about half-way through the West Coast Swing ... and the talent continues to bubble-up to the top of the standings.
1Daryn Pittman100.0 2Brad Sweet97.2 3Donny Schatz97.2 4David Gravel87.4 5Logan Schuchart87.0 6Tony Stewart85.5 7Tim Shaffer85.3 8Aaron Reutzel85.3 9Carson Macedo85.1 10Shane Stewart82.7 11Ian Madsen81.9 12Mark Smith81.8 13Carson Short81.2 14Kyle Larson80.8 15Tim Kaeding80.0 16Christopher Bell79.8 17Cory Eliason79.6 18Lucas Wolfe79.0 19Sheldon Haudenschild78.2 20DJ Netto77.7 21Paul McMahan77.0 22Rico Abreu

2019 Championship Standings Through 3/13/2019

The standings are beginning to take shape ... once we head to the midwest in mid-April, we should have an idea who the likely top five contenders are.
1Daryn Pittman100.0 2Donny Schatz94.1 3Brad Sweet91.6 4David Gravel87.0 5Tim Shaffer84.9 6Tony Stewart81.9 7Bud Kaeding81.6 8Logan Schuchart80.2 9Aaron Reutzel80.0 10Shane Stewart79.5 11Giovanni Scelzi78.1 12Mark Smith78.0 13Carson Macedo77.8 14Kyle Larson77.3 15Carson Short77.3 16Ian Madsen76.4 17Christopher Bell76.4 18Cory Eliason76.2 19Sheldon Haudenschild75.8 20Lucas Wolfe75.4 21Tim Kaeding75.1 22Paul McMahan73.5 23

2019 Championship Standings Through 3/5/2019

The top of the standings are starting to look awfully familiar!

1Daryn Pittman100.0 2Donny Schatz96.0 3Brad Sweet91.0 4David Gravel88.3 5Giovanni Scelzi87.6 6Tim Shaffer83.9 7Logan Schuchart81.8 8Tony Stewart81.7 9Tim Kaeding81.1 10Aaron Reutzel79.3 11Shane Stewart78.1 12Mark Smith77.7 13Kyle Larson77.4 14Carson Short77.0 15Carson Macedo76.6 16Christopher Bell76.5 17Lucas Wolfe75.3 18Cory Eliason74.5 19Paul McMahan73.4 20Sheldon Haudenschild73.1 21Ian Madsen71.7 22Jason Sides70.7 23

2019 Championship Standings Through 2/11/2019

We've got a few races under our belts now, so the standings are slowly starting to make sense.
RANKDRIVERRATING1Daryn Pittman100.0 2Brad Sweet92.3 3David Gravel90.8 4Donny Schatz90.8 5Christopher Bell81.3 6Tim Shaffer80.5 7Tony Stewart79.6 8Aaron Reutzel79.2 9Logan Schuchart77.510Shane Stewart77.3 11Mark Smith75.5 12Carson Short74.8 13Brian Brown74.8 14Carson Macedo73.9 15Lucas Wolfe73.2 16Paul McMahan72.8 17Sheldon Haudenschild70.9 18Parker Price-Miller70.3 19Cory Eliason69.4 20Jason Sides68.2 21Ian Madsen

2019 Championship Standings Through 2/2/2019

We're three races in!!
I made a slight change to the points structure ... awarding B-Main drivers 35 points, C-Main drivers 30 points, and D-Main drivers 25 points. Then the Least Squares Means process tabulates points for races drivers didn't participate in, yielding our champion.
Here's the way the Championship looks.
Tim Shaffer100.00Chad Kemenah95.10Cory Eliason94.10Tony Stewart92.00Mark Smith89.33Carson Short88.67Aaron Reutzel88.10Brock Zearfoss85.33Sheldon Haudenschild85.10Lucas Wolfe85.00Paul McMahan81.33Shane Stewart79.00Logan Schuchart77.33Cale Conley75.33Carson Macedo75.10Josh Baughman73.10Danny Dietrich72.00Shane Golobic70.67Jacob Allen69.67John Garvin67.10Danny Smith65.33Spencer Bayston62.60Bradley Howard61.00Anthony Fiore58.33George Hobaugh Jr.58.33Jim Shuster55.00Gary Krie

New Structure For 2019

Having had a full year to test out the methodology, I will be using a new structure for 2019.
Only World of Outlaws, All Stars, and Knoxville Nationals races will be included in determining the champion.
Only drivers participating in at least seven (7) races will be included.
Points will be awarded differently. 100  95  92  90  88  86  84  82  80  78  76  74  72  70  68  66  64  62  60  58  56  54  52  50  48  46  44  42  40  38B-Main = 25 points. C-Main = 15 points. D-Main = 10 points. E-Main =   5 points.
The "Least Squares Mean" process will be used again in 2019. This means that I am combining finishes across sanctioning bodies. If a driver averages 7th in the World of Outlaws and 2nd in All Stars races but races mostly in All Stars races, the driver will be evaluated comparable to a 7th place World of Outlaws driver instead of a 2nd place All Stars driver.
Using this criteria, here are the "Fab 40" for 2018.

1  Donny Schatz100.0 2  Brad Sweet95.4 3  Kyle Larson94.3 4  L…