Kyle Busch pieced together a masterful performance at The Brickyard, leading 149 of 170 laps and landing in Victory Lane for the fourth time this season.

Busch’s performance placed him in the NASCAR history books, as outlined by ESPN Stats and Info on Twitter.

The big-time showing vaults Kyle Busch into second place in the latest NASCAR Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports.

Busch surpasses Brad Keselowski and trails rankings leader Kevin Harvick by just six ratings points.

Outside of the top three, Joey Logano takes over fourth place and Martin Truex Jr. returns to the top five following his strong run in Indy.

Meanwhile, Kyle’s brother Kurt faded a bit in the rankings, following a 16th place finish.  Kurt Busch has now landed outside of the top 15 in three of the last four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.

Martin Truex Jr. and Jamie McMurray are the biggest movers of the week, each jumping two spots in the latest rankings.

On the flip side, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards each dropped two spots in the latest poll and are the biggest losers of the week.

Next week, the NASCAR field heads to Pocono for the Pennsylvania 400.


Next Up: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday July 31st at 1:30pm ET

2016 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 20


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.