Nascar Power Rankings: Phoenix

1 As reported by NASCAR analysts on Sunday Jeff Gordon collected his first win on his 17th attempt at both Phoenix and Texas. Now I predict Jeff Gordon will want to push for a second date at Homestead every year otherwise he won’t win there until 2015. In 2007 Jeff Gordon collected his first win […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Texas

1 For the third week in a row Jeff Gordon remains in first place in the Power Rankings. His team has been by far the most consistent team this season but Jimmie Johnson is closing in quickly. Texas is one of the few tracks on the schedule that Gordon is winless at but Texas is […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Martinsville

1 With a 4th place finish Gordon extended his points lead by 76 points over Kurt Busch. At Martinsville Gordon has 7 Grand Father clocks, but his last win happened in 2005. In 2008 at Martinsville Gordon led 147 laps and averaged 170 points per race. Gordon once owned this track but Jimmie Johnson is […]

Short Track Top 5 Drivers For 2009

1. Denny Hamlin In 2008 Hamlin was the top scorer in the series at the combined 6 short track races at Bristol, Martinsville, and Richmond. In the six races Hamlin had 4 top fives, and 5 top tens. In Hamlin’s lone outside the top ten finish (spring Richmond race) he had a dominating day starting […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Bristol

1 Is 2009 the year Jeff Gordon finally completes his drive for 5? Don’t get too excited yet because we’re only 4 races into the young season. Over the course of the 36 race season every driver has their ups and their downs. Don’t forget that in my Daytona Power Rankings I mentioned that the […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Atlanta

1 With a win from the pole (sort of) in front of his hometown crowd Kyle Busch moves up into the top spot for the first time in the 2009 season. With his win he also moved into sixth position in the point standings. Last year at Atlanta Kyle Busch lead 173 laps and averaged […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Las Vegas

1 Kyle had an impressive weekend but only Sunday counts. Busch finished 3rd and ran in the top ten all day. Expect the Las Vegas native to dig deep and put on a good performance at his home track. Busch has an average finish of 13.2 at Las Vegas and he won the pole last […]

NASCAR Power Rankings: California

1 Jimmie Johnson didn’t perform at all at Daytona, but the Champ will get back on track at California. Johnson had similar results last year in the Daytona 500 so there is no cause for alarm. Johnson led over 300 laps combined last year at California. -1 Jimmie Johnson 3 Kevin Harvick finished 2nd at […]

Intermediate Track Top 5 Drivers For 2009

“Intermediate tracks are where fantasy racing (and NASCAR) championships are won and lost at. In total these tracks make up 47% of the schedule. All twelve of the Chase competitors were in the top 13 last year in scoring points at these tracks. The lone driver outside of the Chase that was in the mix […]

NASCAR Power Rankings: Daytona

1 Carl Edwards will be Johnson’s biggest competition in 2009. Edwards is the intermediate track king and last year he showed promise at Martinsville which is a traditional Roush Fenway weak spot. If Edwards is to truly present competition to Johnson then his team has to avoid self inflicted mistakes (Lowes). 0 Carl Edwards 3 […]