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)
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)
Wow! Jeff is just amazing this year. His worst finish is 13th.
3.Denny Hamlin (Last Week: 5th)
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)
Even though Kyle spun him and his winless drought continues he came back for a 15th finish.
5. Carl Edwards (Last Week: 4)
The top 10 finish helps him overcome what happened at Talladega,
6. Clint Bowyer (Last Week: 7th)
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 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)
Rebounding nicely from a 38th at Talladega to a 4th at Richmond
9.Kevin Harvick (Last Week: 9th)
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)
A 6th place finish gives him back-to-back top 10s
11. Greg Biffle (Last Week: 10th)
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)
He's coming back. Richmond was his 4th top 10 of the year.
13. Kasey Kahne (Last Week: 15th)
Another top 10, but still no top 5s.
14. Martin Truex Jr. (Last Week: 17th)
A top 5 this week and he is up to 15th in the standings.
15. David Ragan (Last Week: 16th)
14th in the standings, but only a mediocore 17th finish at Richmond.
16.Travis Kvapil (Last Week: 19th)
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)
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)
He losed a spot in the standings after finishing 28th.
19. Bobby Labonte (Last Week: Not Ranked)
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)
Matts struggles continues. This weeks 38th place finish gave him 3 stright weeks of 38th or worse.
Another week done. Darlington this week guys. Can't wait.