Thanks to his runner-up finish at Bristol, Jimmie Johnson widens his overall NASCAR Power Rankings lead to over fourteen ratings points.  Greg Biffle sits in second place, followed by Matt Kenseth in third, Brad Keselowski in fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fifth.

Juan Pablo Montoya climbs three spots and into the top 20.  He is this week’s biggest mover.  Marcos Ambrose and Kasey Kahne also had strong runs and gain ground in the latest rankings.

Tony Stewart falls three spots (to 15th) and is this week’s biggest loser.

Bristol winner Denny Hamlin jumps just one spot to ninth place.


Denny Hamlin fends off Carl Edwards during a key stretch of the Irwin Tools Night Race in Bristol

The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings

After Week 24 – Bristol

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