With his top ten finish at the Coca-Cola 600, Jeff Gordon maintains a comfortable lead in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.  Charlotte runner-up Kevin Harvick moves up three spots to second place, followed by Joey Logano in third.  Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. round out this week’s top five.

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson silenced critics by earning his first win of the season.  The victory bumped Johnson up two spots to sixth place.

Kevin Harvick is the week’s biggest mover, jumping up three spots in the latest rankings.  Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray also had strong weeks, gaining two spots in the latest rankings. 

On the flip side, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the biggest loser, falling two spots in the latest poll.


Jimmie Johnson celebrates his first victory of the season

2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 12


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.