Thursday, November 11, 2010
Nascar Power Rankings!!!
Future so bright
Who's the hottest driver not named Denny Hamlin?
How about Joey Logano?
Rank: Name --> Comments
1: Denny Hamlin --> There's a reason why we've had Hamlin atop the Power Rankings for the past two weeks, and Sunday he showed why. Now we'll see how he handles being No. 1.
2: Jimmie Johnson --> On the flipside, now we'll see how Johnson handles coming from behind. He's been rock-solid as the leader. Will he be in comeback mode?
3: Kevin Harvick --> It's starting to slip away from Harvick, who has been good, just not good enough. It will take at least one win for Harvick to climb back in the hunt now.
4: Kyle Busch --> NASCAR had better be careful in how they handle Kyle Busch. If they neuter him, they'll have silenced the most entertaining driver in the field.
5: Jeff Gordon --> There are plenty of questions surrounding Gordon, but one thing that's not in doubt is his fire. Gordon still has it, and showed Jeff Burton as much at Texas.
6: Joey Logano --> Anyone doubting Logano now? In the last four races, he's finished 7th, 6th, 5th and 4th – on a short track, restrictor plate track and two intermediates.
7: Clint Bowyer --> Just so you know, if not for the 150-point penalty, Bowyer would be fourth in the standings. A distant fourth, but still fourth.
8: Mark Martin --> Yes, it's too little, too late, but Martin is certainly setting himself up for a solid start to his 2011 (and possibly final) season.
9: Carl Edwards --> How good have Hamlin, Johnson and Harvick been in the Chase? Edwards sits in fourth, 317 points down.
10: Tony Stewart --> It's becoming clear that the 14 team is focused on 2011. Smoke was solid in the first half of the Chase, but has been a non-factor since his win in California.
11: Matt Kenseth --> What's more surprising – Kenseth sitting fifth in the standings or the Browns beating the Patriots? We're going with Kenseth.
12: Greg Biffle --> The class of the field at Texas, Biffle once again showed that when it comes to the intermediate tracks, he's as good as anyone.
Lucky Dog: Trevor Bayne --> A solid Cup debut for Bayne. The kid Mark Martin pegged as the next up-and-coming star finished 17th, or eight spots ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
DNF: Kurt Busch --> Ummm, not really sure what you're trying to accomplish when you call your crew stupid.
Disclaimer: The NASCAR Power Rankings are based on the opinions of the Yahoo! Sports editorial staff and do not necessarily reflect actual driver standings or race results. Send a question or comment on the latest rankings.
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