2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 16 Edition

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2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 16 Edition
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There is beginning to be some separation at the top of the B/R Driver Rankings.

It isn't a runaway—yet. But there is some separation beginning to occur at the top of the Bleacher Report NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings.

The Hendrick Motorsports duo of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have helped see to that. They've won the last two races, and Johnson has won three of the last four overall to make everyone feel silly about fretting over what had been perceived by many as a slow start to his 2014 season.

Johnson and Earnhardt are half of the group of four drivers with more than one victory already in the bank, meaning their places in the Chase for the Sprint Cup that determines the season's champion over the final 10 races are secure.

See how everyone else stacks up based not only—but largely—on the number of race wins they've earned. They also are being judged on how consistently fast they are, how many laps they've led recently, how they've finished and the current state of chemistry between them and the rest of their teams, particularly their crew chiefs.

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