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Michael Mehedin
Mike starts his second year with the Frontstretch in 2014 working on a combination of promotional and marketing assignments. Managing the NASCAR Power Rankings (Wednesdays), he works with broadcast and writing experts from throughout the world of racing to produce the biggest national weekly poll on Sprint Cup competition. Also our resident Marketing Assistant, Mike handles day-to-day client responsibilities while settling into his new digs outside of Charlotte.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Indianapolis

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Indianapolis

It seemed as if it could have been scripted. 20 years after Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400, on ‘Jeff Gordon Day’, he scored his second win of the 2014 season and record fifth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne, led the most laps, but Gordon took advantage of a late restart and was able to power by Kahne on the outside, take the lead and never look back. The cream most-certainly rose to the top at ... Read More »

Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers From The Nationwide and Truck Series

Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers From The Nationwide and Truck Series

The Sprint Cup Series might have been off this past weekend, but Power Rankings still runs strong. A lot has been said about drivers making their marks in the Nationwide and Truck Series this season so far, and there is an interesting mix of backgrounds. Some carry the names of their successful parents, some are looking to find their way back to the Sprint Cup Series from which they came and others are just looking to make a name for ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After New Hampshire

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After New Hampshire

For the second time in three weeks Brad Keselowski gave what he called a “championship performance”. The Penske driver dominated the race, leading the most laps from the pole position and picking up his third win of the season. If the Chase points reset now, he would lead the standings. Jimmie Johnson is the only other driver this season with three wins. New Hampshire proved to be a rebound race after the carnage from Daytona. Four of the top 10 ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona-2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona-2

It was not the way anyone expected or wanted the race to end, but one fact cannot be denied: Aric Almirola is a winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He put the famed No. 43 back in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999, launching it right into the 2014 Chase during the process. Rain postponed the race from Saturday to Sunday afternoon, eventually forcing NASCAR officials to call the Coke Zero 400 only 112 laps into the ... Read More »

Top 15 Power Rankings after Kentucky

Top 15 Power Rankings after Kentucky

The Penske Racing duo of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano asserted their dominance at Kentucky and put on a clinic for the rest of the field. Not only did they sweep the front row, they led a combined 236 laps. Although Logano slid back to ninth place after his engine began to flounder, Keselowski won his second race of the season. Penske has now combined for four race wins in 2014. Six of the top 10 in Power Rankings after ... Read More »

Top 15 Power Rankings After Sonoma

Top 15 Power Rankings After Sonoma

Road course racing continues to creep slowly toward restrictor plate status. Simply put, anything can happen. Carl Edwards proved that Sunday afternoon, beating Jeff Gordon to the checkered flag. Edwards’ win at Sonoma is his first road course victory and second of 2014, putting him in good company when the rankings reset for the Chase. Although the Hendrick Motorsports win streak came to an end at Sonoma, the team as a whole continues to run strong as all four drivers ... Read More »

NASCAR Power Rankings: June 10, 2014

NASCAR Power Rankings: June 10, 2014

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had not scored multiple victories in a single season since 2004. And to top it off, Junior had never visited Victory Lane at The Tricky Triangle of Pocono Raceway. Both of those statistics were deleted Sunday afternoon when he parked it in Victory Lane for the second time this season. Junior is now one of four drivers (Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano) to have multiple victories. It was an up-and-down day for the top Power Ranking ... Read More »

Power Rankings May 21st

Power Rankings May 21st

On a weekend when anything goes, that’s exactly what happened at Charlotte. It all started on Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. Yes, Clint Bowyer and AJ Allmendinger raced their way into the All-Star Race, but the story that dominated the night was the Sprint Fan Vote winner. No, it wasn’t Danica Patrick. Phil Parsons Racing driver Josh Wise, with heavy support from his sponsor Dogecoin, shocked the NASCAR world when he received the most Fan Votes and transferred into ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch won his fourth straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race dating back to Homestead 2013. He dominated the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, winning from the pole and leading 130 of the 134 laps. Matt Crafton finished second followed by Brad Keselowski, John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters. Toyota has won the last six races dating back to Phoenix in 2013. Who Should Have Won: Whether you like it or not, Kyle Busch should have won this race. Much of the ... Read More »

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Talladega I

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Talladega I

In a season that has seen an uptick in excitement at each event, the expectations for the second restrictor plate race of the season, and first at Talladega Superspeedway, were high. A packed crowd in Alabama, perhaps the track’s most enthusiastic in years drove up the energy, upping the push for a record-setting day on the 2.66-mile superspeedway. True to form, NASCAR didn’t disappoint. Three-, four- and even five-wide racing was a constant from the drop of the green flag, ... Read More »