Well, it's been nearly two weeks since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled into New Hampshire Motor Speedway. And what a weekend it was for Brad Keselowski, who not only won the Camping World RV Sales 301 on July 13, but became the first driver in track history to also win Saturday's Sta-Green 200 Nationwide Series race. The historic weekend was worth a week off, but the season runs straight to the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami on Nov. 16.
Now is also a perfect time to readjust the power rankings. Looking back at the last five weeks, here is the new format for the MMPR:
Win - 10 points
Top-5 - 5 points
Top-10 - 3 points
Most Laps Led - 2 points
Pole - 1 point
21-30 - Minus-1
31-40 - Minus-3
41-43 - Minus-5
Moving forward, the most recent five races will be counted. This should be a more effective system in determining the hottest, most consistent drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. Let us know what you think!
Here's a look at the MMPR (last five weeks' point total in parentheses) heading into Race 20 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday: