NASCAR: Power Rankings – Final 2016 Standings
On a day that NASCAR bid farewell to a Champion and crowned a part of its history at Homestead-Miami Speedway, we present our final 2016 Power Rankings following the Ford EcoBoost 400. Where did your driver finish?
The books are now closed on what will be the final Sprint Cup season ever, as a new (yet to be named) entity will take over sponsorship of the Cup series in 2017 and beyond. Challenges will be many, as the sport will need to address the retirements of Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart in recent years as well as the yet unknown status of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. medically ever being allowed to drive again. We are at a major crossroads in NASCAR’s history.
Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team on their record-tying seventh Championship and the new era in which they accomplished such an amazing feat, and thank you to Tony Stewart and the No. 14 team for a career that made us realize that the legacy of the sport’s glory days are not lost upon us, either.
Be sure to leave comments here or reach us via social media to discuss where your favorite driver is on the list, or to tell us who should be on/off the list in your opinion!
Dropping off the list this week: 21, 31
New (or returning) to the list this week: 1, 47
No. 14, Stewart-Haas Racing
Power Rankings (No. 15 – No. 11)
No. 47, JTG Daugherty Racing
No. 1, Chip Ganassi Racing
No. 5, Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
No. 88, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 2, Penske Racing
Power Rankings (No. 10 – No. 6)
No. 24, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 42, Chip Ganassi Racing
Martin Truex, Jr.
No. 78, Furniture Row Motorsports
No. 11, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 20, Joe Gibbs Racing
Power Rankings (No. 5 – No. 1)
No. 18, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 4, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 22, Penske Racing
No. 48, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 19, Joe Gibbs Racing
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