Power Rankings After Kansas


Brad Keselowski's second-place Kansas run keeps him on top of this week's Power Rankings. (Photo: Getty Images)


2017 Driver Ratings

Brad Keselowski's second-place Kansas run kept him on top of this week's Power Rankings.

1. Brad Keselowski: A nice rally got Keselowski back to the front of the field and on the night's final restart, he made a move around Kevin Harvick and others to get second place. Keselowski didn't have enough to run down eventual winner Martin Truex Jr., but he was strong in Kansas.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.7
Points Standing: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 1st

2. Martin Truex Jr.: The curse that had been Kansas Speedway was lifted Saturday night when the Furniture Row Racing driver finally made it to Victory Lane there. Truex has led the most laps at Kansas in the last three races but this time, he finally cashed in for win No. 2 of the season.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.8
Points Standing: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 8th

3. Kyle Larson: A back-up car after sustaining damage in a practice incident didn't slow Larson down. The series points leader qualified ninth and finished three positions better than that.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.0
Points Standing: 1st
Previous Ranking: 4th

4. Jimmie Johnson: Passed more cars in Kansas than a truck driver on Interstate 70. He started from the rear of the field after missing qualifying, and went up and down through the pack all night before ending up 24th.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.0
Points Standing: 8th
Previous Ranking: 2nd

5. Kevin Harvick: Was in position to make a run at win No. 1 of the season in the closing laps Saturday night. Harvick couldn't seal the deal and came to the checkered flag in third place.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.9
Points Standing: 6th
Previous Ranking: 7th

6. Joey Logano: One of the three drivers involved in Saturday night's major accident along with Aric Almirola and Danica Patrick. Logano's Team Penske Ford had a mechanical failure that triggered the incident and sent him out of the race in spectacular fashion.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.7
Points Standing: 9th
Previous Ranking: 3rd

7. Kyle Busch: His recent Kansas strength was on display in the Go Bowling 400. While Busch couldn't follow last year's win, he still knocked down a fifth-place run.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.7
Points Standing: 7th
Previous Ranking: 6th

8. Jamie McMurray: Can a win be far off for McMurray, who's been a consistent presence inside the top 10 since the start of the season? The Chip Ganassi Racing driver did it again Saturday night in Kansas.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.9
Points Standing: 5th
Previous Ranking: 5th

9. Clint Bowyer: Not the homecoming celebration he'd hoped for with a trip to Victory Lane in Kansas, but it also wasn't a disaster. Bowyer wheeled his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford home for another top-10 finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.8
Points Standing: 10th
Previous Ranking: 10th

10. Ryan Blaney: Showed great strength yet again, winning the pole and leading 83 laps Saturday night in Kansas only to come up short of career Cup Series win No. 1, which seems inevitable for the second-year driver.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.6
Points Standing: 11th
Previous Ranking: NR

Dropped Out: Chase Elliott

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