For Chris Buescher, call it “a win’s a win” situation, considering his first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup victory was one that materialized only after a thunderstorm and weather-shortened delay ended the Pennsylvania 400 prematurely.

Buescher led just 12 laps at Pocono, taking the checkered flag and topping NASCAR big guns Brad Keselowski (2nd), Kevin Harvick (4th) and Tony Stewart (5th).

Carl Edwards also had a strong showing, finishing 8th and making a big move in the latest NASCAR Power Rankings.

In the latest poll, Kevin Harvick continues to lead, holding a nine point edge over Kyle Busch, who remains in second place this week.

Brad Keselowski remains in third and Joey Logano holds onto fourth.

The aforementioned Carl Edwards is the biggest mover of the week, jumping three spots and once again cracking the top five.

On the flip side, Martin Truex Jr. and the concussed Dale Earnhardt Jr. each drop three spots in the latest poll and are the biggest losers of the week.

Next week, the NASCAR field heads to Watkins Glen for the Cheez-It 355.


NASCAR: Chris Buescher is all smiles following his first ever Sprint Cup victory

Next Up: Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday August 7th at 2:30pm ET

2016 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 21


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.