Brad Keselowski led 45% of the laps at New Hampshire, cruising to his third Sprint Cup Series victory of the season.  The win, Keselowski’s second in the last three races, was enough to bump him up three spots, and into the top spot of the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

Perhaps more impressive was the fact that Keselowski – who injured his hand on a broken champagne bottle while celebrating his victory at Kentucky a few weeks back – came away unscathed, while holding a gigantic, 20-pound lobster in Victory Lane. 

Jeff Gordon, who struggled to a 26th place finish at Loudon, fell out of first place for the first time in weeks.  Dale Earnhardt Jr., despite a top ten finish, also drops a spot to third place.  Jimmie Johnson, who suffered through tire failures, stumbled to a 42nd place finish and falls a spot to fourth place.  Joey Logano (40th in New Hampshire) rounds out the top five.


Brad Keselowski pictured with victory lobster following win at New Hampshire

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2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 19


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

Bill Schneider 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.  He also ties in the big picture for the entire NASCAR season.