Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are off to solid starts this season, but only one of them has a victory and a second-place finish. That keeps Junior on top of.Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
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.
December largely is considered the offseason in NASCAR, but it didn't used to be that way. Engines once roared to life at Christmastime thanks to such past greats as Curtis Turner and Fireball Roberts.
No one has spent more time, tears and sleepless nights wondering when -- or even if -- the No. 3 would return to the Cup Series than Richard Childress. With grandson Austin Dillon at the wheel, the time is now. And it is right.