NASCAR Power Rankings: The Can-Am 500K From Phoenix International Raceway
Once again, it’s time for our weekly NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Power Rankings. Who is at the top of our list following the AAA 500 From Texas as the series heads to Phoenix International Raceway to determine the final guaranteed spot for the Championship at Homestead?
Carl Edwards needs to buy his pit crew whatever they want after getting him out with the lead which he was able to hold until rain cut the race short by 40 laps at Texas on Sunday evening. In doing so, Edwards joins Jimmie Johnson as two of the four drivers who will compete for the Sprint Cup in Miami.
Drivers Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin are separated by just three points and it would seem that the season’s other two championship contenders will come from among these drivers. Stewart-Haas teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are 18 and 34 points below the cutoff, respectively. As SHR prepares to switch to Ford in 2017, any Hendrick support that SHR was still receiving is clearly gone now, as are (most likely) Kevin’s and Kurt’s chances to advance without a win at Phoenix…. although Harvick has proven in recent years that such a comeback is possible.
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Dropping off the list this week: 3, 41
New (or returning) to the list this week: 21, 88
No. 16, Roush-Fenway Racing
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
No. 17, Roush-Fenway Racing
Power Rankings (No. 15 – No. 11)
No. 88, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 21, Wood Brothers Racing
No. 47, JTG Daugherty Racing
No. 31, Richard Childress Racing
No. 5, Hendrick Motorsports
Power Rankings (No. 10 – No. 6)
No. 24, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 2, Penske Racing
No. 11, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 20, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 4, Stewart-Haas Racing
Power Rankings (No. 5 – No. 1)
No. 18, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 22, Penske Racing
Martin Truex, Jr.
No. 78, Furniture Row Motorsports
No. 19, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 48, Hendrick Motorsports
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