The SuperSpeedway Power Rankings are moving to a monthly format. Here’s July’s rankings for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
1 Martin Truex Jr. (LM 1)
It’s going to take a lot to move Martin off the top spot. He’s bad fast week in and week out and now leads the regular season standings. He’s almost a lock to make the final in Miami.
2 Kyle Larson (LM 2)
The penalties have hurt. But the 42 team is still just a dangerous as ever. It’s going to be a two-horse race the rest of the way.
3 Jimmie Johnson (LM 3)
Jimmie has not been overly impressive other than his wins. Those wins lock him into the third spot by default. This next month will tell us all we need to know about how legit the 48 team is.
4 Kyle Busch (LM 4)
Just. Win. Kyle. It’s time to get it done. The 18 team is far too good to be win less.
5 Kevin Harvick (LM 5)
Happy got his win at Sonoma! That was a huge boost for the 4 team and SHR. They are still not where they need to be but they are on the edge.
6 Denny Hamlin (LM 10)
New Hampshire was a big deal. JGR need Denny’s win in a bad way. Are the floodgates officially opened?
7 Chase Elliott (LM 6)
MIS is coming. MIS is coming.
8 Jamie McMurray (LM 7)
I think this guy is going to be right there competing for the win in Indy. Good not great.
9 Ryan Blaney (LW 9)
My pick to win Indy! Silly Season note: I really wish he would stay in the 21 car.
10 Brad Keselowski (LM8)
I don’t even know what to say about Brad anymore. Check back next month to see if he’s still on the list. He’s hanging on by a thread.
Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman