Power Rankings

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson has a series-leading driver rating of 108.4 this season. (Photo: Getty Images)


1. Jimmie Johnson: Fought back from a pair of pit road speeding violations to somehow finish inside the top five and with others misfortune, climbs to the top of the rankings.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.4 
Point Standings: Fifth
Previous Ranking: Second

2. Matt Kenseth: Not a spectacular day by any means but another top-10 finish, coupled with teammate Greg Biffle’s issues, vaulted Kenseth into the Sprint Cup Series point lead.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.1
Point Standings: First
Previous Ranking: Third

3. Greg Biffle: A blown engine wiped out any chance for Biffle to have a good run in Pocono and his finish finally knocked him from the top of the standings after nearly two months.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.4
Point Standings: Third
Previous Ranking: First

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: While Earnhardt came out of Pocono with another series-leading top-10 finish, some fuel mileage calculations and strategy might have cost him a better finish and possible win.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.7
Point Standings: Second
Previous Ranking: Fourth

5. Martin Truex Jr.: The Michael Waltrip Racing driver is going through a rough patch right now with a second straight week of disappointment coming in Pocono, this time in the form of a multi-car accident very early in the race.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.3
Point Standings: Seventh
Previous Ranking: Fifth

6. Denny Hamlin: A solid day for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who watched his teammate Joey Logano take the checkered flag while Hamlin notched a very respectable top-five finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.5
Point Standings: Fourth
Previous Ranking: Seventh

7. Kevin Harvick: One of the day’s many pit road speeding violators, Harvick’s challenging day in Pocono ended with a 14th-place finish. The RCR driver has been less than spectacular over the last few outings.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.9
Point Standings: Sixth
Previous Ranking: Sixth

8. Tony Stewart: Put the early exit from Dover in his rear view mirror with a nice third-place rebound in Pocono. Was stuck in the same rut that Harvick has been mired in and needed the Sunday performance.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.4
Point Standings: Eighth
Previous Ranking: Ninth

9. Kyle Busch: Two weeks, two engine failures for the JGR driver. While teammates Logano and Hamlin were enjoying great outings in Pocono, Busch was in the garage early again with a sour motor.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.4
Point Standings: 12th
Previous Ranking: Eighth

10. Brad Keselowski: Pretty vocal about the pit road speeding situation on Sunday, which is not surprising since Keselowski was nabbed as a multiple-time offender. Smoke mysteriously filling his cockpit at one point of the race just added to the day’s misery.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.9
Point Standings: 10th
Previous Ranking: 10th

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