Kurt Busch – buried in a sea of negative headlines and suspended by NASCAR for the first three races – emerged victorious at Richmond over the weekend, taking his first checkered flag of the young season.  While an emotional win for Busch and his team, the controversy and debate will continue to loom overhead, not only for the domestic violence case investigation, but also due to NASCAR granting Busch Chase eligibility.  Despite the potpourri of headlines, Busch is on a tear and is the biggest mover in this week’s edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

The victory vaults Busch up five spots and into sixth place.

Elsewhere, Kevin Harvick returned to form, finishing as the runner-up at Richmond.

As a result, Harvick maintains a large lead in the rankings.  He’s followed by Joey Logano, who remains in second place through eight races.  Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski round out this week’s top five.

Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman and David Ragan are the week’s biggest losers, each falling two spots in the rankings.

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Next Up: Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday May 3rd at 1:00pm ET

2015 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 9


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.