This week's Sprint Cup Power Rankings winner is a no-brainer: Mr. Popularity, Dale Earnhardt Jr., winning his second Daytona 500 gives him the top spot in Ryan McGee's weekly rant -- no questions asked.
You may not like Jimmie Johnson, but our man Ryan McGee believes -- in the words of Ric Flair -- you better learn to love Jimmie Johnson. If you don't? It may be another year of frustration for you.
Austin Dillon put the famed No. 3 back out front at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan McGee didn't need to channel his inner Ric Flair to deliver his final Power Rankings, but he did. The message? You'd better learn to love Jimmie Johnson, 'cause he ain't going anywhere.
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.
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.
Jimmie Johnson dominated Dover for his record eighth win on the Monster Mile. But was that enough to propel him to the top of Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings?
Matt Kenseth retained his stranglehold on the top spot in our Power Rankings after a convincing win at New Hampshire. Did we mention he's pretty good at Dover, too?
Jimmie Johnson blew a tire, finished 13th at Pocono and still stretched his lead in the Sprint Cup standings. How could Ryan McGee not make him No. 1 in his Power Rankings?
Jimmie Johnson was just one bad pit stop away from kissing the bricks for the fifth time at Indy. His consolation prize? He keeps the top spot in Ryan McGee's Power Rankings.
C'mon, did you really think starting in the back meant Jimmie Johnson would stay there? Superman finished sixth at Loudon, and cemented his spot atop Ryan McGee's Power Rankings.
A season sweep at Daytona apparently carries some weight. For one thing, it vaulted Jimmie Johnson back to the top in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.