Dale Earnhardt Jr. – last week’s ratings leader – wrecked and finished 43rd, dropping him five spots to sixth place. Meanwhile, Texas runner-up Jeff Gordon takes over the top spot, followed by Matt Kenseth and the aforementioned Logano. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch round out the top five.
Kurt Busch falls eight spots to 19th place and is the week’s biggest loser. The aforementioned Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson all fall on the biggest losers list, too.
Kyle Larson (up seven spots to 13th place) is the biggest mover of the week. Greg Biffle, Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer also land on the list of biggest movers this week.
2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 7
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.