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NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

Posted on: April 29, 2008 8:24 pm

Wow what a race that was at Talladega. That has really mixed up my power rankings for this week. I dont really have a lot of time, so I might not have a lot of comments. If you want to know why I placed a guy where I did just post or If you have any other comments, negetive or postivie don't be afraid to post.

1. Kyle Busch (Last Week: 4)
Kyle Busch The win this week at Talladega proves that this guy can do just about anything and oh yeah he is second in the standings

2. Jeff Burton (Last Week: 2)
Jeff Burton Another decent finish at 12th keeps him first in the standings

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Last Week: 3)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Looked like he was going to win till he got caught up in the wreck, but he came back to finish 10th , so nice job Jr.
4. Carl Edwards (Last Week: 1)
Carl Edwards Bad luck for Carl moves him down to 10th in the standings, but the 3 wins keeps him pretty high in my power rankings
5. Denny Hamlin  (Last Week: 8th)
Denny Hamlin This guy keeps getting better and better. A solid 3rd place this week moved him from 6th to 4th in the standings. Also in the 4 starts he has at richmond he has 3 top 10s and has never finished worst then 15th.
6. Jimmie Johnson (Last Week: 5th)
Jimmie Johnson Nothing really to say. 13th and 5th in the standings, but he has been staying relitively quit this season.
7. Clint Bowyer  (Last Week: 10th)
Clint Bowyer What happened to his face in this photo?
8. Tony Stewart  (Last Week: 7th)
Tony Stewart Not much to say, he was going to have a solid finish till one of those final wrecks, but he still is 9th in the standings.
9. Kevin Harvick  (Last Week: 6th)
Kevin Harvick 4 top 10s and has only finished outside the top 10 once.
10. Greg Biffle  (Last Week: 9th)
Greg Biffle 5 top 10s and I believe the only Roush guy without a DNF.
11. Ryan Newman (Last Week: 11th)
Ryan Newman Another top 10. Wow! cant think of anything else about newman. Anyone have any thoughts on our Daytona winner?
12. Jeff Gordon (Last Week: 13th)
Jeff Gordon He is starting to come back, but I was hoping for a little better finish then 19th. (I picked him as my dark horse in the "pick 3 league" and I had him at least one other league)
13. Juan Pablo Montoya (Last Week: 16th)
Juan Pablo Montoya Wow, I dont think anyone excpected Montoya to finish 2nd this weekend, that sure was a surprise.
14. Brian Vickers (Last Week: 20th)
Brian Vickers This guy continues to amaze me. He moved up 3 spots in the standings to 16th this week with that top 5 finish
15. Kasey Kahne (Last Week: 12th)
Kasey Kahne Wow! I have nothing to say for Kahne ether?
16. David Ragan (Last Week: Just missed)
David Ragan I was shocked this guy could finish in the top 5 . He is a sophmore for pete sake!
17. Martin Truex Jr. (Last Week: 15th)
Martin Truex Jr. He has one top 10 since California and a 37th place finish at Talladega didnt help
18. Matt Kenseth  ( Last Week: 14th)
Matt Kenseth This guy's year cant get much worse. Another 30+ finish. I cant believe it! That makes 4.
19. Travis Kvapil (Last Week: Just Missed)
Travis Kvapil Wow! This guy is for real. Nice job to the 28 team on a 6th place finish plus he is up to 23rd in the standings with 2 top 10s.
20. David Gilliland (Last Week: Just missed)
David Gilliland 18th in the standings and 15th this past week. Yates has really figured something out


Just Missed:
Kurt Busch
Paul Menard
Casey Mears
Elliott Sadler

Last Weeks Rankings:

Wow! another week is in the books, cant wait till racing under the lights at richmond. Dont forgot to feel free to post comments.


Category: Auto Racing

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 6:18 am

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

Is this the expected order next week?

No, Orangemen. Its power rankings. You know where someone puts the drivers in order between 1-20 based on how well they are doing this season.

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 1:59 am

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

Is this the expected order next week?

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2008 5:04 pm

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

No, Frady I am not offended at all. That is excactly what I wanted to hear.

On the DNFs. I basiccly think of a DNF when someone is more then 50 laps down. When they are that far down it meens that they have gotten in a wreck earlyer and are just trying to pick up some bonus points. But for now on I will say something like a 35+ finish unless they really did get a DNF.

I will say where the love for Kurt Busch and Casey Mears

Kurt Busch is 20th in the standings with 2 DNFs and he hasnt had a good showing since Bristol. Casey is 24th and although he has 2 top 10s; he too has 2 DNFs.

And yes I will try to do some more proofreading in the fueture. The thing with Kevin Harvick I could have easily caught.

Thanks again Frady


Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2008 11:07 am

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

Based on Top 5 and Top 10 finishes you are once again spot on for this weeks Power Rankings. 

I will say where the love for Kurt Busch and Casey Mears? Kurt has a top 5 finish which neither Truex or Gilliand has and Mears has two top 10's which is the same as Truex and more then Gilliand.

Also and just some constructive criticism for you. I know your a teenager and still new at this and that'ss why I want to help. First make sure you are proofreading. You said Kevin Harvick has 4 top 10's and has only missed the top 10 once. Well obviously if Harvick only has 4 top 10's he missed the top 10 five times. I, as do all of us know you meant to say missed the top 20 just once but that can be a big error.

Also make sure you are doing your research correctly before you finish. You stated you believed Biffle was the only Rousch guy without a DNF and in factuality Edwards and Ragan are the only two Rousch guys with DNF's. McMurray and Kenseth have technically finished every race this season.

You are doing great and I hope you contiinue to do this. I hope I did not offend you and just know I am only helping to make you better so you will be taken seriously.

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:50 pm

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Talladega

Overall they look real good, I think Truex and Kenseth would be just a spot or two lower each, but other than that I think you nailed it.

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