Finally, for the first time in months, someone has passed Kevin Harvick.

Harvick finished 42nd at Chicagoland over the weekend, falling out of the top slot in the latest NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

Joey Logano (6th place at Chicagoland) takes over the top spot, finishing in the top ten for the fifth straight race and building an almost 12-point ratings lead.  Harvick slips to second, followed by Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch.

Denny Hamlin, meanwhile, took the checkered flag at the first Chase race and is guaranteed a spot in the Contender Round, which begins Saturday, October 10th.  But even with the win, Hamlin’s position in the latest NASCAR Power Rankings remains unchanged.

Kurt Busch (3rd at Chicagoland) is this week’s biggest mover, jumping three spots and into the top five.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the biggest loser, falling three spots to seventh place.

The Chase for the Sprint Cup Challenger Round continues next weekend with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The race takes place on September 27th at 2:00pm ET.

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2015 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 27

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Write-up by Kevin Paul, Rankings by Bill Schneider

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