Jeff Gordon’s brilliant season continued at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend.  Combining with Joey Logano to lead 164 of the 200 laps, it was Gordon that emerged victorious at the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday.  The win was Gordon’s third of the season.  It was a win that vaulted him to the top of the Chase Standings.  It also increased his lead in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.  

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was just behind Gordon in last week’s ratings, remains in second place after a fifth place finish at Michigan.

The top five from last week remains unchanged.  Each driver in the group posted a top ten finish.  The aforementioned Logano (3rd at Michigan) remains in third place, followed by Kevin Harvick (runner-up on Sunday) and Brad Keselowski (8th place over the weekend).

Jimmie Johnson moved up one spot to sixth after posting his first top ten finish in weeks.

Jeff Gordon races to victory at the Pure Michigan 400

Jeff Gordon races to victory at the Pure Michigan 400

Next up: Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol, on Saturday August 23rd.

2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 23


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.