Racingone Power Rankings

The latest edition of the RacingOne NEXTEL Cup Series Power Rankings as the series heads to Martinsville Speedway for Sunday's Goody's Cool Orange 500, which features NASCAR's comprehensive statistical ratings system using a detailed formula to calculate each driver's performance.

Editor's Note: Top 10 rankings are generated by a formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race. Must have raced in 75 percent of scheduled point-paying races.

1. Tony Stewart - Another aggravating day for Stewart at Bristol, who had the best car until mechanical problems KO'd his day. The angry Tony may be someone to watch this weekend in Martinsville.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 12.6
Martinsville Wins: 1

2. Jimmie Johnson - Cut tire late in the race ended his day in Bristol, will look to bounce back at Martinsville where he won last fall.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 13.3
Martinsville Wins: 2

3. Jeff Burton - Earned a permanent spot on Kyle Busch's Christmas card list after his hands off approach during the final laps at Bristol.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 17.4
Martinsville Wins: 1

4. Jeff Gordon - Looks to regain the former Martinsville magic this weekend.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 7.1
Martinsville Wins: 7

5. Mark Martin - Still ranked but will be enjoying his second straight barbeque weekend on Sunday.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 13.5
Martinsville Wins: 2

6. Matt Kenseth - Let's see how soon the 17 and the 88 cars find each other this week in Martinsville. I bet on Friday's practice session.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 16.8
Martinsville Wins: 0

7. Kyle Busch - Has the lead in this year's race for "Whiner of the Year" after his post-race comments in Bristol.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 17.8
Martinsville Wins: 0

8. Clint Bowyer - Knock, knock, knocking on victory lane's door.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 22.5
Martinsville Wins: 0

9. Carl Edwards - It's been a long time since we've seen NEXTEL Cup race flipping from Edwards.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 23.2
Martinsville Wins: 0

10. Kurt Busch - Did a nice job early in Bristol, coming from the rear of the field, but didn't have enough to be around near the end.

Martinsville Finishing Average: 20.2
Martinsville Wins: 1

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