Kevin Harvick pieced together another strong performance, leading 96 of 334 laps at the Duck Commander 500 over the weekend.  As a result, his monstrous NASCAR Power Rankings lead remains intact heading into this week.

Only Jimmie Johnson fared better, leading 128 laps and taking the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway.

Harvick was the runner-up, his fourth of the young season, to go along with two victories and a top ten.

So, while Jimmie Johnson was celebrating his fifth career win at Texas, it was Kevin Harvick that continued to make headlines.

The win bumped Johnson up four spots (to 7th place) in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.  Johnson is also is this week’s biggest mover, trumping Jeff Gordon, who moved up three spots and also cracked this week’s top ten.

Meanwhile, Harvick continues to dominate the poll, posting an incredible 321.1 rating through seven races.  Joey Logano (4th at Texas) remains in second place, followed by Brad Keselowki, Martin Truex Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

This week’s biggest loser is Matt Kenseth, whose 23rd place finish at Texas knocked him down four spots and out of the top ten.

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Next Up: Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer – at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday April 19th at 1:00pm ET

2015 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 7


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.