Power Rankings

Jimmie Johnson

Another win by Jimmie Johnson makes it clear that he's No. 1 in Pete Pistone's Power Rankings. (Photo: Getty Images)


Driver Ratings

A third win of the season in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway was good enough to propel Jimmie Johnson to the top of this week's Power Rankings:

1. Jimmie Johnson: Make it three wins in his last four races and 69 for a career after Johnson's first Sprint Cup triumph Sunday in Michigan.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.0
Point Standings: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 2nd

2. Kevin Harvick: Had the fastest car of the weekend but a decision to pit for two rather than four tires upset Harvick and may have derailed any hope of victory.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.9
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 3rd

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Not a horrible day but he wasn't Superman on Sunday, as Junior fell short of back-to-back wins with a seventh-place finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.6
Point Standings: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 1st

4. Brad Keselowski: The best of the Ford stable with a third-place performance, but the Team Penske driver made no bones about his view that Hendrick horsepower is the class of the Sprint Cup Series garage.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.2
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 4th

5. Jeff Gordon: Started outside the front row and led 36 laps but Gordon fell back could not make up enough ground to challenge the leaders for the win.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.4
Point Standings: 1st
Previous Ranking: 5th

6. Joey Logano: Wasn't able to make it two straight Michigan wins but a decent day in the Irish Hills for Logano with a top-10 finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.4
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 8th

7. Matt Kenseth: One of the best in the Toyota stable but that was not saying much Sunday.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.3
Point Standings: 4th
Previous Ranking: 10th

8. Kyle Larson: Came back from an early accident and a speeding violation to post an impressive top-10 finish Sunday.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 81.3
Point Standings: 8th
Previous Ranking: NR

9. Carl Edwards: The misery of the Roush Fenway Racing organization continued Sunday with Edwards only capable of a 23rd-place finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 84.8
Point Standings: 6th
Previous Ranking: 9th

10. Tony Stewart: There's some life in the No. 14 team these days, and Stewart has slowly climbed up the Sprint Cup Series point standings from 18th to 16th after his day Sunday in Michigan.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 76.5
Point Standings: 16th
Previous Ranking: NR

Dropped Out: Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch

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