Note: My apologies for not posting a Power Rankings before Pocono! As a working, new dad, sometimes things get in the way of my hobbies. For the record, after Dover, Jimmie Johnson would have been number one as promised. However! We’re headed to my home track this week, leaving Pocono in the rear-view. Here are your updated Power Rankings.
1 Martin Truex Jr. (LW 1)
Two solid weeks back-to-back. Martin holds down the first spot again. I have a feeling he’s going to be fast at MIS… Just a hunch.
2 Jimmie Johnson (LW 5)
I don’t care that Jimmie crashed at Pocono. I’m glad he’s OK! His win in Dover was so reminiscent of Homested in 2016 that it’s giving me nightmares.
3 Kyle Larson (LW 3)
Am I starting to expect too much out of Larson? Yes. Do I expect him to win Michigan? Yes. Do I expect him to win every week? Well, yeah!
4 Kevin Harvick (LW 4)
Kyle Busch has been better. But Harv is stringing together results! Getting closer.
5 Kyle Busch (LW 6)
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Side note. Can you imagine if someone blocked him like he blocked Blaney? Tears would be shed.
6 Brad Keselowski (LW 2)
Great interview by Brad and Blaney after Pocono. Again, I rather see the results and less TV.
7 Chase Elliott (LW 8)
Signs of life the last two weeks. His daddy was really good at MIS. Just FYI.
8 Jamie McMurray (LW 7)
9 Ryan Blaney (LW NR)
I’m so happy for this kid. He’s got a bright future. What a win!
10 Denny Hamlin (LW 10)
Blaney winning means that Denny might have this spot locked down for a little bit.
Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roger Curtis