Kyle Busch won the Auto Club 400 for the second consecutive year, bumping him up three spots in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.  The jump moves him from tenth to seventh place in the latest rankings.

Busch became the fifth different winner in as many Cup races this season.  

Runner-up Kyle Larson was the biggest mover in the rankings, jumping seven spots and into 14th position.  Kurt Busch also gained seven spots in the latest rankings.  Brian Vickers moved up six and sits just outside of the top ten this week.

Brad Keselowski, the Week 3 winner, holds onto the top spot in the latest rankings.  Following him is Jeff Gordon in second, then Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.

Both Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin fall out of this week’s top five.


Kyle Busch celebrates his second consecutive victory at the Auto Club 400

2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 5


The Wife Hates Sports | Write-up by Kevin Paul | Rankings by Bill Schneider

Specifically, Bill Schneider – a friend of The Wife Hates Sports – has pieced together a unique ratings system that differs from all the mainstream rankings.  Along with the data he uses, Bill includes and incorporates recent finishes, as well as the big picture for the entire season.