Matt Kenseth holds on to the NASCAR Power Rankings lead after finishing in the top ten for the fifth time in the last six races.

Greg Biffle stays in second, Darlington winner Jimmie Johnson moves up to third place and Denny Hamlin gains a spot to fourth. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. falls to fifth and is this week’s biggest loser.  Brad Keselowski, Jeff Burton and Jamie McMurray also lost ground in the latest rankings.

Meanwhile, Joey Logano jumps three spots and is the week’s biggest mover.  Tony Stewart, Marcos Ambrose and Paul Menard all also had strong weeks at Darlington.  Stewart specifically made the jump two spots and into eighth position.

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 11 – Darlington

Note: Only includes full-time drivers



Jimmie Johnson celebrates his victory at Darlington in May 2012

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