Brad Keselowski led 115 of 161 laps at the Coke Zero 400 over the weekend, taking the checkered flag and notching his first career victory at Daytona.

Keselowski joins Kyle Busch as the second driver with three wins this season.

The aforementioned Busch finished as the runner-up at Daytona, with Trevor Bayne finishing third, Joey Logano fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fifth.

With the win by Keselowski and a 39th place finish by Kevin Harvick, a three-man race has emerged in the latest edition of NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

Harvick remains in first place, but his large lead has vanished.  Joey Logano is just five ratings points back of the lead, edging Brad Keselowski out for second by the slimmest of margins.

Meanwhile, the Busch brothers complete this week’s top five, with Kurt in fourth position and Kyle in fifth.

Brad Keselowski is also the biggest mover of the week, jumping three spots from sixth to third.  Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also had strong weeks, moving up two spots in the latest rankings.

Elsewhere, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray are the biggest losers of the week, each dropping three spots in the latest poll.

Next week, the NASCAR field heads to Kentucky for the Quaker State 400.


NASCAR: Brad Keselowski celebrates his victory at Daytona

Next Up: Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday July 9th at 7:30pm ET

2016 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 17


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.