Another Week, Another New #1 [NASCAR Power Rankings
9.Carl Edwards (-1): He finished a lucky #13 in Fontana, enough to drop a spot. However, he better get some more Aflac for that new baby girl. Yep, his wife FINALLY had the baby, congrats to Carl!
8.Jamie McMurray (-7): So much for momentum. Jamie Mac sat on the pole, but he never led a single lap. He went backwards from the drop of the green flag and stayed there, coming home 17th.
7.Matt Kenseth: I'll be consistent. Matt was 7th last week. Matt finished 7th at Fontana. Matt is 7th in the standings...so guess where he stays in the rankings.
6.Jeff Burton (+7): Burton had one of his best runs in a long time, and it's a welcome sight to see him up front again. I told you those RCR cars wouldn't stay at the bottom of these rankings for long.
5.Greg Biffle (-2): I almost hate to do this when a guy finishes in the top 10, but that's what happens when the top 4 guys finish ahead of you and you wind up 10th, sorry Biffle fans.
4.Clint Bowyer (+1): Clint had another good run at Fontana, started 3rd, had the lead, ran up front all day long, and came home 8th.
3.Jimmie Johnson (+14): Jimmie rebounded in a big way from another Daytona disaster, dominating this race like he does the fall one. As a result, he ended that Roush streak in the first Fontana race.
2.Mark Martin (+9): Mark had a strong run last week. While he didn't win, it was a typical day. He started in the top 10 and just started biding his time. By the end of the day, where was Mark? He finished 4th.
1.Kevin Harvick (+5): Happy came ever so close to winning, but got sandwiched between the 48 and the turn 4 wall with just a couple laps to go. Regardless, he drove one hell of a race and, even though it's early, he did take the points lead and is 1 of only 4 drivers to finish in the top 10 in both of the first 2 races.
Now it's off to the desert where I expect we'll see some gambles on race day. Hell, it's Vegas, you HAVE to! Until next time, Ryan Newman says to Juan Montoya "anything you can do I can do better, even going out in a blaze of glory!"
BK over and out