1 Martin Truex Jr. (LW 1)
I said last week he would be fast… Not much of a leap. He won the first two stages at MIS but once again, did not seal the deal. He has a win at Sonoma in 2013.
2 Kyle Larson (LW 3)
It’s so cool to see this guy get better every week. He’s on a roll if you include his sprint car wins! I was so close to making him number one but Truex is still the top dog.
3 Jimmie Johnson (LW 2)
His one road course win came at Sonoma in 2011. He’s coming off a top 10 at MIS and a wicked argument with Chad.
4 Kyle Busch (LW 5)
His 2015 win in Sonoma catapulted him to a championship run. He could really use that type of bump again this season.
5 Kevin Harvick (LW 4)
Kyle finally got past Harv in the rankings! I still feel like both of them can win any week now. Well maybe not this week for Happy. Although, he has been better at Sonoma since joining SHR.
6 Chase Elliott (LW 7)
Mark it down! He wins MIS in August.
7 Jamie McMurray (LW 8)
He’s running great! But you have to wonder when Larson’s success bleeds over and the 1 car wins a race.
8 Brad Keselowski (LW 6)
Since I started these rankings, no one has fallen further. It’s time to be concerned.
9 Ryan Blaney (LW 9)
Follows up a win with a wreck. Still one heck of a year he’s got going.
10 Denny Hamlin (LW 10)
He had a shot at it on Sunday and got the job done Saturday. Even if the win was encumbered his battle with William Byron got me off the couch.
Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Erik Jones, Ernie Irvan