For the first time in weeks, there is a new leader atop the NASCAR Power Rankings.  Yes, welcome to the top of the mountain, Kyle Busch.

With a 32nd place finish at the Glen, Kevin Harvick falls from the top position and lands in third place this week.  Kyle Busch takes over the top spot, with a slight edge over Brad Keselowski, who moves up one slot to second.

Joey Logano maintains his position in fourth, followed by Kurt Busch in fifth.

Watkins Glen winner Denny Hamlin is the biggest mover of the week, jumping three spots and into 6th place.  Tony Stewart also had a strong showing and moves up three spots in the latest poll.

On the flip side, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth each fell two spots in the rankings and are the biggest losers of the week.

In two weeks, the NASCAR field returns to Bristol for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.

Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing

Kyle Busch takes the lead in the latest NASCAR Power Rankings at TWHS (Photo Credit: Joe Gibbs Racing Shop)

Next Up: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday August 20th at 8:00pm ET

2016 NASCAR Power Rankings: Week 22


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.