Dale Earnhardt Jr. delivered a strike at the GoBowling.com 400 over the weekend.  The win puts Earnhardt Jr. on solid ground in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports, yet still in second place.

Junior took another trip to Victory Lane, completing the sweep at Pocono, and jumping to the top of the Chase Standings.  He joins Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson as the only three-time winners this season.

Jeff Gordon, last week’s Power Rankings leader, led 63 laps at Pocono and finished in sixth place.  The performance was enough for Gordon to maintain a strong lead in the rankings.

Following Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. is Joey Logano, who moves up one spot to third place.  Pocono runner-up Kevin Harvick sits in fourth place, followed by Brad Keselowski in fifth.

Jimmie Johnson holds onto sixth place, despite a disappointing 39th place finish.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick racing to the finish at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick finished in the top two spots at Pocono over the weekend

Next up: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on August 10th at 1:00 pm ET

2014 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 21


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.