How The Rankings Are Calculated: Frontstretch does our power rankings somewhat similar to how the Associated Press does them for basketball or football — our expert stable of NASCAR writers, both on staff and from other major publications will vote for the Top 20 on a 20-19-18-17-16-15… 3-2-1 basis, giving 20 points to their first place driver, 19 for their second, and so on. In the end, Summer Bedgood calculates the points, adds some funny one-liners, and … here you go!
|FRONTSTRETCH TOP 15 POWER RANKINGS: SEPTEMBER 5th|
|Rank||Driver (First Place Votes)||Votes||Last Week|
|1||Jimmie Johnson (2)||121||1|
|T-2||Denny Hamlin (3)||120||T-4|
|T-2||Brad Keselowski (1)||120||6|
|5||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||116||2|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||104||8|
|Dropped Out: Carl Edwards|
|Others Receiving Votes: Carl Edwards (27), Joey Logano (24), Mark Martin (22), Ryan Newman (22), Kurt Busch (16), Sam Hornish Jr. (13), Regan Smith (7), Jeff Burton (6), Jamie McMurray (2), Brian Vickers (1), Juan Pablo Montoya (1), Trevor Bayne (1).|
|Who Voted: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch.com; Carolyn Brewster, NASCAR Illustrated; Kelly Crandall, SpeedwayMedia.com; Summer Bedgood, Frontstretch.com; Dustin Long, Athlon Sports; Tony Lumbis, Frontstretch.com; Matt Taliaferro, Athlon Sports.|
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