Jimmie Johnson regains the NASCAR Power Rankings lead following his fourth consecutive top five finish.  Matt Kenseth slips to second, followed by Greg Biffle in third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fourth and Sonoma winner Clint Bower in fifth place.

Kurt Busch (up five spots) is this weeks’ biggest mover following his third place finish.  Tony Stewart (up four) also had a strong week.

Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin is this week’s biggest loser after finishing outside the top thirty for the second consecutive week. Aric Almirola, Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard also had difficult weeks.


Jimmie Johnson and the #48 Lowe’s Chevy fared well at Sonoma over the weekend (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 16 – Sonoma

Note: Only includes full-time drivers


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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