NASCAR points leader Jeff Gordon took over the lead at the 5-Hour Energy 400 with nine laps to go, eventually racing to victory at Kansas Speedway.  It was his first win of the 2014 Sprint Cup season.  With the victory, Gordon builds upon his lead in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

Joey Logano’s fourth place finish bumps him up three spots to second place.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves up one spot to third.  Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth falls to fourth and Kansas runner up Kevin Harvick rounds out the top five.

The rain-delayed race was also headlined by Danica Patrick’s career-best seventh place finish and eight different cautions, including one that followed a nasty wreck involving David Gilliland, Justin Allgaier and A.J. Allmendinger.


Jeff Gordon celebrates his victory at the 5-Hour Energy 400

2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 11


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.