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Power Rankings: After Dover

Posted on: June 2, 2008 6:33 am
Edited on: June 4, 2008 5:27 pm

If you want to check out Roushfenwayguys rankings here is a link:
Its a little bit harder this week because the wreck really moved around the top 10 in the standings.

1. Kyle Busch (Last Week: 1st)
Kyle Busch Don't need to say much for Kyle. His racing does the talking.
2.Jeff Burton (Last Week: 2nd)
Jeff Burton The guy only has one finish worse then 13th on the season.
3. Carl Edwards (Last Week: 4th)
Carl Edwards He only has one finish outside the top 10 since Bristol. Also this week he jumped to 4th in the standings.
4.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Last Week: 3rd)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. There was nothing Dale could do about the wreck; he had nowhere to go.
5.  Jeff Gordon (Last Week: 10th)
Jeff Gordon With his 3rd place finish and the low finish of Bower, Hamlin, Harvick and Stewert; He has jumped to 6th in the standings. Another intresting fact is that since Talladega, he has not finished outside the top 10.
6. Greg Biffle  (Last Week: 12th)
Greg Biffle With the wreck this week and Biffles back-to-back top 5 finishes he has jumped 6 spots in the standings to 5th.
7. .Denny Hamlin  (Last Week: 5th)
Denny Hamlin The wreck cost him 5 spots in the standings, but we are going to Pocono this week and if Denny does as good as he usually does then he should make up from Sunday.
8. Clint Bowyer  (Last Week: 6th)
Clint Bowyer Another guy that got caught up in the wreck causing him to finish 36th; lossing 3 spots in the standings.
9.  Jimmie Johnson (Last Week: 8th)
Jimmie Johnson Up to 7th in the standings with his top 10.
10. Tony Stewart  (Last Week: 7th)
Tony Stewart I thought Tony usually turns around after the Indy 500.
11. Kevin Harvick  (Last Week: 10th)
Kevin Harvick Lossed 3 spots in the standings because of that wreck.
12. Kasey Kahne (Last Week: 11th)
Kasey Kahne I guess he couldnt keep the mometum going.
13. David Ragan (Last Week: 13th)
David Ragan Only 8 points behind 12th.
14. Matt Kenseth  ( Last Week: 14th)
Matt Kenseth 3 top 10s in the row is slowly moving Matt back up.
15.  Ryan Newman (Last Week: 15th)
Ryan Newman He hasn't had a top 10 since richmond and has been sitting outside the chase for  a while now.
16.  Martin Truex Jr. (Last Week: 16th)
Martin Truex Jr. 6th place, his second highest finish of the season.
17.  Travis Kvapil (Last Week: 19th)
Travis Kvapil Just missed the top 10, but another great run for Kvapil.
18. Juan Pablo Montoya (Last Week: 18th)
Juan Pablo Montoya 12th place gave him his first decent run since his 2nd at Talladega.
19. Bobby Labonte (Last Week: 17th)
Bobby Labonte Labonte got his first non- top 20 finish since Talladega.
20. Brian Vickers (Last Week: Just Missed)
Brian Vickers He has been racing ok this season, but hasn't been consistant.

Just Missed:
Mark Martin
Kurt Busch
David Gilliland
Elliott Sadler

Past Rankings:
After Lowes
After Darlington
After Richmond
After Talladega
After Phoenix

Any Comments? Questions?

Category: Auto Racing

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2008 6:09 pm

Power Rankings: After Dover

You have me there with matin. I will have to give him more credit next week. That was a very intresting link. I may have to use some stats from their in the fueture.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2008 3:12 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

I guess you have me here, too, still, he is always strong at Dover, and Lowe's he was good, ill admit, so maybe I can understand your choice now, but I still think that he will drop next week. And nice finish to the blog, I'm just upset that Mark Martin is not up there, I mean come on, he is 8th in avg. finish position and 11th in avg. running position, I don't care if hes on part time and 24th in standings he deserves to be up there,  but I almost had a heart attack when I saw avg. running positions, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick are so low and Jimmie and Truex so high, here is the link

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2008 6:14 am

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

when did he get all those top 5sYour right a lot of them were early in the season, but Sunday at Dovor he finished 3rd and the week before in the Coca Cola 600 he finished 2nd.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 7:25 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

Understood, but you have to look at it from another prospective, when did he get all those top 5s, early in the season, he was great early in and deserved a top 5, but now he is slowing down, I'll admit, he's better than most seasons and deserves a good spot, but some drivers are better than him right now, during this whole season, most of them just have had a lot of unlucky trouble, and look at his lead, all he needs is a crash next race, which could happen for him, and he could very well be back down in 11th, he is very good, but I don't think hes that good right now, or else he would have never dropped that low when he was in 3rd about 6 races in like Harvick

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2008 4:59 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

7, 8, 7, 9, lets give Edwardsfan a round of applause

Thanks for seeing that. I always copy in the pics from the week before and must have typed the wrong numbers in.

Oh and on Biffle. He is in 5th in the standings with 5 top 5s and 7 top 10s.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:25 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

Anyway, getting back to your rankings after 10, it is good, I just think your rating Biffle too high, but thats me

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:24 pm

Edwardsfan99 a Scholar at Counting

7, 8, 7, 9, lets give Edwardsfan a round of applause

And last I knew the joke was seven ate nine, now seven is eating himself because 9 moved, how sad

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2008 6:55 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

I haven't commented on your rankings in a few weeks. They've been looking pretty good, probably a few little things I'd change each week but this is your opinion. Keep up the good work!

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2008 6:30 pm

Unfinished Power Rankings: After Dover

Thanks for putting my rankings in there  also watch Dave Blaney, he is top 10 material now and he is 24th in my ranks

Also thank you for getting your old avantar back, it is awesome

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