Jimmie Johnson takes over the NASCAR Power Rankings lead after collecting his seventh top ten of the season at Richmond.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves up three spots to second place.

Greg Biffle falls from the lead and into third, followed by Matt Kenseth in fourth.  Denny Hamlin moves up a spot to fifth place.

Juan Pablo Montoya is this week’s biggest mover after his second consecutive top fifteen finish.  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and A.J. Allmendinger join him with solid weeks at Richmond.

Meanwhile, Jeff Gordon falls four spots and is this week’s biggest loser.  Jeff Burton, Martin Truex Jr. and Marcos Ambrose join him with difficult results.

Race winner Kyle Busch moves up three spots to ninth.  Here are the full rankings:

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 9 – Richmond

Note: Only includes full-time drivers



Race winner Kyle Busch waves the checkered flag in Richmond

The Wife Hates Sports has vowed to get more involved with NASCAR, and that’s why I am proud to introduce Bill Schneider, who will present his NASCAR power ratings on a weekly basis.  I know you will see his ratings system as unique and different than the rest.  He also infuses stats and involves recent results during the NASCAR season. – Kevin Paul

Write-up by Kevin Paul | Rankings by Bill Schneider