The sixth race of the season also marks the first time this season in Magic Mile Power Rankings that a race will be dropped off, as the points accumulated in the season-opening Daytona 500 no longer count (see the MMPR format below).
Denny Hamlin put a lot of smiles on the faces of employees throughout Joe Gibbs Racing (our thoughts and prayers are with J.D. Gibbs), and it was a terrific day all the way through for the JGR team, which needed a boost. Was the win enough to vault Hamlin into the top-five? And how much did Kevin Harvick's eighth-place finish hurt him in rankings?
Win: 10 points
Top-5: 5 points
Top-10: 3 points
Most Laps Led: 2 points
Pole: 1 point
*The most recent five races are counted.
(Last five weeks' point total in parentheses)
Here's a look at the MMPR heading into the sixth race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, April 11, in Fort Worth, Texas: