Power Rankings

Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer currently sits fourth in the point standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Season-to-Date Driver Ratings

1. Brad Keselowski: A rare miss on fuel calculation cost Keselowski a chance at win number six of the season Saturday night at Charlotte, as well as a shot to increase his Chase lead.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.3
Point Standings: First
Previous Ranking: First

2. Jimmie Johnson: Went in conservation mode down the stretch to save some fuel but still was able to slice into Keselowski's point lead and get it down to seven.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1
Point Standings: Second
Previous Ranking: Second

3. Denny Hamlin: A better run in the fuel game than Hamlin and crew chief Darian Grubb have had in the past helped the No. 11 team also move closer to the top of the point standings.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.0
Point Standings: Third
Previous Ranking: Third

4. Clint Bowyer: An impressive third win of the season and first career victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway helped Bowyer climb right back into the Chase race.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.0
Point Standings: Fourth
Previous Ranking: Fourth

5. Tony Stewart: Got wadded up on an early-race restart but was able to guide his damaged car home to a decent finish considering the circumstances.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.6
Point Standings: Eighth
Previous Ranking: Fifth

6. Kasey Kahne: Not much of a factor in Charlotte Saturday night despite winning the Coca-Cola 600 back on Memorial Day weekend.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8
Point Standings: Fifth
Previous Ranking: Sixth

7. Jeff Gordon: Title hopes now all-but-over after a rough night in Charlotte with an ill-handling car, as well as a pit road speeding violation.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.8
Point Standings: Ninth
Previous Ranking: Eighth

8. Greg Biffle: Lightning fast early in the weekend when he broke the track record in qualifying but wasn't able to translate it into a trip to Victory Lane.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.7
Point Standings: Sixth
Previous Ranking: Ninth

9. Martin Truex Jr.: One of six Toyotas with a top-10 finish on Saturday night led of course by Truex Jr.'s Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Bowyer.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.7
Point Standings: Seventh
Previous Ranking: 10th

10. Kyle Busch: Another solid performance by the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a factor in pretty much every race of the Chase schedule.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.9
Point Standings: 13th
Previous Ranking: N/R

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