Kyle Busch took the checkered flag for the third time this season, winning at Kansas and continuing what has been a very strong opening few months to his 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Kevin Harvick finished as the runner-up at Kansas, followed by Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney.

Martin Truex Jr. actually led 172 of the race’s 269 laps, but finished in 14th.

With the victory, Kyle Busch holds onto first place in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.  Kevin Harvick remains in second place, just eight ratings points behind Busch.  Busch’s brother Kurt jumps two spots and into third place this week.

Meanwhile, Carl Edwards drops one slot to fourth and Jimmie Johnson falls to fifth place.

Kurt Busch is the biggest mover of the week, jumping two spots and into 3rd place overall.  Matt Kenseth, Ryan Blaney and Ryan Newman each also jumped two slots.

On the flip side, Jamie McMurray is the biggest loser of the week, falling three spots to 17th place.  Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also had rough weeks, dropping two slots in the rankings.

Next week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup season heads to Dover for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism.


Next Up: AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on Sunday May 15th at 1:00pm ET

2016 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 11


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.