Jimmie Johnson’s once seemingly insurmountable NASCAR Power Rankings lead seems to be at stake because of an incredible fourteen week run by Brad Keselowski.
Following week sixteen, Johnson topped the rankings with a 126.8 mark. At the same time, Keselowski was 11th in the rankings with an 80.4 rating. Fourteen weeks later, Johnson’s once 46.4 point rating advantage over Keselowski has diminished to just 5.5 points. Over that span, Keselowski has collected 3 wins and 13 top 10s compared to Johnson’s 1 win and 8 top 10s.
The aforementioned Johnson and Keselowski lead the way in the latest rankings. Three through five are Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, and Kyle Busch.
Greg Biffle climbs three spots to seventh and is this week’s biggest mover at Talladega.
Meanwhile, Clint Bowyer falls two spots to sixth and is this week’s biggest loser.
The Wife Hates NASCAR Power Rankings
After Week 30 – Talladega
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