Racingone Ipower Rankings/I
May 31, 2005 | 10:55 A.M. EST
|1. Jimmie Johnson (Previous Ranking: 4th): History-making win at Charlotte for third straight Coca-Cola 600 quiets doubters who thought he might be showing signs for faltering. Take that booing and beer can throwing knuckleheads.|
|2. Greg Biffle (Previous Ranking 1st): Stayed in the hunt at Charlotte after battling through late race problems. Knocking on Johnson’s door for the point lead.|
|3. Ryan Newman (Previous Ranking 6th): Another Top 5 to back up another pole. Needs a win soon to get respect he deserves.
|4. Elliott Sadler (Previous Ranking 3rd): Got shuffled back in late race pit stop/yellow flag deal in Charlotte or would have been a serious contender to win.|
|5. Carl Edwards (Previous Ranking 14th): Where did he come from Sunday night? No factor at all until the end.|
|6. Kevin Harvick (Previous Ranking 8th): Managed to finish 14 th at Charlotte despite laughing out loud when Joe Nemechek crashed while in the lead with nine laps to go.|
|7. Jeff Gordon (Previous Ranking 5th): Got attacked by his second track in two years when Charlotte’s shoddy racing surface bit him on Sunday. Battled back only to get swept up in another wreck.
|8. Tony Stewart (Previous Ranking 6th): Glad to get out of Charlotte after two disappointing weekends. Looking forward to Dover.|
9. Jamie McMurray (Previous Ranking 10th): Was able to bring one Ganassi car home in fair shape this weekend.
|10. Kurt Busch (Previous Ranking 7th): One more bad week and the defending champion is close to getting knocked out of the Power Rankings’ Top 10.|
12. Dale Jarrett
13. Rusty Wallace
14. Kyle Busch
15. Bobby Labonte
16. Mark Martin
17. Joe Nemechek
18. Ken Schrader
19. Michael Waltrip
20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.