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NASCAR Power Rankings: After Richmond

Posted on: May 5, 2008 4:51 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2008 6:34 am

Well, that sure was an intresting race under the lights. Carl rebounded from his tough finish in Talladega with a 7th place finish. Jr. 's lossing streak continues and Matt Kentseth's strugles continues

 1. Kyle Busch (Last Week: 1)
Kyle Busch I really don't believe that the wreck was anyone's fault. Kyle came in really hot and Jr. got loose. I do believe that Kyle could have backed off a little bit. Anyway, he got a second place finish and therefore deserves the number one spot. And oh yeah, he is now first in the standings.

2.Jeff Burton (Last Week: 2)
Jeff Burton Wow! Jeff is just amazing this year. His worst finish is 13th.
3.Denny Hamlin  (Last Week: 5th)
Denny Hamlin He should have won the race. It was clear he had the best car. But there is nothing you can do about a tire going down
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Last Week: 3)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Even though Kyle spun him and his winless drought continues he came back for a 15th finish.
5. Carl Edwards (Last Week: 4)
Carl Edwards The top 10 finish helps him overcome what happened at Talladega,
6. Clint Bowyer  (Last Week: 7th)
Clint Bowyer Nice job Clint with the win. This guy has not finished out of the Top 10 since Las Vagas.
7.  Jimmie Johnson (Last Week: 6th)
Jimmie Johnson Jimmie hasn't been has dominent has he has been in the past few years and the 30th at Richmond doesn't help. But overall he is 7th in the standings and does have a win.
8.  Tony Stewart  (Last Week: 8th)
Tony Stewart Rebounding nicely from a 38th at Talladega to a 4th at Richmond
9.Kevin Harvick  (Last Week: 9th)
Kevin Harvick Another top 10. And besides Burton, Harvick has got to be the most consistent driver. (5 top 10s and only two finishes out of the
10. Ryan Newman (Last Week: 11th)
Ryan Newman A 6th place finish gives him back-to-back top 10s
11. Greg Biffle  (Last Week: 10th)
Greg Biffle He has been having a really good season. 5 Top 10s and 0 DNFs. Plus he is 9th in the standings
12.  Jeff Gordon (Last Week: 12th)
Jeff Gordon He's coming back. Richmond was his 4th top 10 of the year.
13. Kasey Kahne (Last Week: 15th)
Kasey Kahne Another top 10, but still no top 5s.
14.  Martin Truex Jr. (Last Week: 17th)
Martin Truex Jr. A top 5 this week and he is up to 15th in the standings.
15. David Ragan (Last Week: 16th)
David Ragan 14th in the standings, but only a mediocore 17th finish at Richmond.
16.Travis Kvapil (Last Week: 19th)
Travis Kvapil This guy is up to 19th in the stadnings. I wouldn't be surprised if he made it into the top 12 by the end of the season.
17. Juan Pablo Montoya (Last Week: 16th)
Juan Pablo Montoya Yeah, I know he should be a little higher, but I couldnt figure out where to tie him in. He did get the 2nd place in Talladega, but he failed to back it up in Richmond finishing 32nd. .
18. Brian Vickers (Last Week: 14th)
Brian Vickers He losed a spot in the standings after finishing 28th.
19. Bobby Labonte (Last Week: Not Ranked)
Bobby Labonte Pretty decent season for Labonte so far. He is yet to have a top 10, but has no DNFs and 4 Top 15s.
20.  Matt Kenseth  ( Last Week: 18h)
Matt Kenseth Matts struggles continues. This weeks 38th place finish gave him 3 stright weeks of 38th or worse.


Just Missed

Paul Menard
Elliott Sadler
David Gilliland 
Casey Mears

Another week done. Darlington this week guys. Can't wait.

Past weeks:
After Talladega
After Phoenix



Category: Auto Racing

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2008 11:21 am

NASCAR Power Rankings: After Richmond

Great Job once again. I like how you used the suggestions you recieved last week. I honestly can say I think you put each driver exactly were they need to be. Go with your instinct and don't worry were others think a driver should be go off were you think they should be like you did. I know you put that others will think JPM deserves higher but remember besides last week when he finished second he has finished no better then 13th all season.

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