Common Sense: NASCAR POWER RANKINGS 7/6/08

CourtCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2008

These days its hard to find a down to earth honest power rankings for the Sprint Cup Series...Here is my shot!

1.) Kyle Busch. It pains me to put him here, but you cant put him anywhere else, regardless of if you like him or not, hes on the top of the NASCAR world. I think the question that has to be raised and feel free to awnswer below...If Kyle was given the same resources that the #24 and #48 recieved from rick Hendrick back in 2007, would he be as dominate as he is now?

2.) Carl Edwards. Hes won 3 races and while he has not won since Texas back in April He has been in contention at some point in nearly every race since. Once we can get to the Chase it will be real interesting to see him and Rowdy go at it!

3.) Dale Earnhardt Jr. in my opinion the only thing keeping Jr. from a possible title run is himself. His Fuel millage win at Michigan may have been of some controversy, however the fact remains that this team runs up front week in and week out.

4.) Jeff Burton. Even though Burton's 37 finish was his worst and first finish outside the top 15 this year. the #31 AT&T RCR Chevy has preformed rather lack luster the past few weeks. Burton said that they needed to pick it up and find more speed to compete with the #18.

5.) Matt Kenseth. What this team has done in last several weeks is amazing. When fox ended its portion of the season broadcast at Lowes Motorspeedway, DW said this cat was all but out of the chase. since then he has climbed to 9th in the standings, and while he his by no means a lock for the chase points wise. Kenseth is getting hot at the right time.

6.) Kasey Khane. With two wins in the summer months of this long season has the #9 Bud crew sitting pretty by the time Richmond roles around.

7.) Jimmie Johnson. This team is not preforming like it was just a year ago. however with one win this year and being a 2 time champion, you can't bet against this lowes team they should be there when it matters most.

8.) Clint Boywer. Right now your thinking WHAT? but yea. The #07 team is in the right spot at the right time, and flyes under the rader most of the time, even though he's on the bubble this team runs good when it counts.

9.) Jeff Gordon. The 4 time champ is in the 9 slot on my list because if hes not out front he struggles, and until the can be dominant from start to finish, hes not gunna get #5.

10.) Denny Hamlin. Not much to say here, one win and thats been about it. he should make the chase, could be a contender, but Denny needs to pick it up. with an average finish of 14.7, I think its fair to say that this team is either hot or not.

11.) just out side of the top 10...its a draw between #20 Tony Stewart and #29 Kevin Harvick. Both of these guys have rotten luck this year, mainly caused by the #29 in both Bristol and Infineon Stewart and Harvick got together. Tony didn't help his cause much by leaving the coke 400 at the mid way point due to the flu. Harvick has run well the last few weeks, a top 5 at Infineon and New Hampshire . and ran well at Daytona. Both of these teams if they can get back on track they could be forces to recon with. the only question is who misses the cut?

Thanks for reading feel free to comment and debate and what not!