Following the race at Kentucky, Matt Kenseth retakes the NASCAR Power Rankings lead after collecting his eighth top ten in nine races.  Jimmie Johnson is second, followed by Greg Biffle in third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth place.

Jeff Burton climbs two spots and is this week’s biggest mover.  Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart also had solid weeks and land on the biggest mover list.

Meanwhile, A.J. Allmendinger is the biggest loser, falling two spots in the latest rankings.  Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick also had difficult weeks at Kentucky (and lost ground).


Tony Stewart was victorious in Daytona, but sits 10th in this week’s Power Rankings

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 17 – Kentucky

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