Jimmie Johnson retakes the NASCAR Power Rankings lead after winning in Indianapolis.  With the victory, Johnson’s lead extends to more than fifteen ratings points.

Matt Kenseth is in second place, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in third, Greg Biffle in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth.

Kyle Busch climbs four spots and is this week’s biggest mover.  Jeff Gordon also had a strong week, jumping up four slots in the latest rankings.

Meanwhile, Clint Bowyer falls four spots and is this week’s biggest loser.  Kasey Kahne also had a difficult week, dropping two slots and out of the top ten.

Three Wins for Jimmie Johnson


Jimmie Johnson celebrates his 2012 victory at the Brickyard 400 (Credit: AP)

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 20 – Indianapolis

Note: Only includes full-time drivers


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