Denny Hamlin has set a track record at Bristol Motor Speedway with his pole-winning run Friday in knockout qualifying.
The 2012 Sprint Cup champion has returned to title-contending form after whiffing on the Chase in '13. That's bad news for any driver not named Brad Keselowski.
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Jimmie Johnson certainly looks like a man about to win his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship. He gets bonus points for putting a llittle (Ric) Flair into it in Ryan McGee's Power Rankings.
It has been a back-and-forth season -- and particularly in the Chase -- between Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth, but JJ showed at Texas why he's the top man in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
They're tied at the top in the Sprint Cup standings, but which Chase front-runner -- Matt Kenseth or Jimmie Johnson -- gets the nod in Ryan McGee's weekly Power Rankings?
Uh-oh. Jimmie Johnson has the points lead heading to Chase race No. 7 at Martinsville. That's bad news for any championship contender not named Jimmie Johnson.
It wouldn't be Talladega without a curveball or two. Should the Chase contenders be concerned?
Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out.
Was Matt Kenseth able to demoralize Jimmie Johnson by finishing one spot ahead of him at Charlotte? Maybe, but it was good enough for the No. 1 spot in our Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
Is the golden horseshoe back in the saddle? Ryan McGee believes so. That's why Jimmie Johnson is king again of our Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
The perfect winner Sunday following a week of too much noise? That would be Mr. Stealth himself, Sprint Cup championship leader -- and Power Rankings king -- Matt Kenseth.
Matt Kenseth enters the Chase opener at Chicagoland as the championship points leader -- and No. 1 in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
Matt Kenseth holds on to the top spot in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings, but Atlanta winner Kyle Busch is filling up his rearview.
Matt Kenseth's white-knuckle battle with Kasey Kahne got him a victory at Bristol. It also got him the top spot in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
Jimmie Johnson lost a motor Sunday at Michigan, but he didn't lose his grip on the top spot in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.