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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 Richmond

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Richmond

After 26 races and 13 race winners, the 2014 Chase field has been set. Brad Keselowski made a championship statement Saturday night, leading 383 of the 400 laps en route to his season-leading fourth victory. With his win, Keselowski claimed the number one seed as the Chase standing reset heading to Chicago. Results were mixed Saturday night in Richmond, though. Half of the Atlanta Power Rankings top 10 finished in the top 10 this past weekend as well as Ryan ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

And then there were two. Two non-point positions remain as Kasey Kahne made two tremendous restarts en route to his first win of the 2014 season, locking himself into the Chase. This season marks the first time all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers go into Richmond guaranteed a Chase berth.  A winless Matt Kenseth also clinched a Chase berth on points. If Atlanta was any indication of the urgency for good finishes and momentum, the Bristol Power Rankings top 10 didn’t ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Bristol

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Bristol

It was a Penske Racing weekend. Not only did Brad Keselowski win the Truck Series race Thursday, Ryan Blaney won the Nationwide race Friday and Joey Logano took a win away from Matt Kenseth, passing him with 44 laps to go Saturday night. Logano became the fifth different driver to win three races this season and will be seeded fourth once the Chase seeding is set. It was a rough weekend for a number of the top drivers in Thunder ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Michigan

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Michigan

Give Jeff Gordon enough chances and he’ll eventually beat you. That’s what happened to Joey Logano as Jeff Gordon pulled off a flawless restart with 17 laps to go, taking the lead and claiming his third win of the season. It’s the most wins Gordon has had in a single season since 2011. It was a strong showing for those that needed strong runs, especially those trying to get into the Chase on points. Seven of the Power Ranking top ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Pocono

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Pocono

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made another statement as to why he’s a top contender to win the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship Sunday, sweeping both races at Pocono and scoring his third win of the season. To put this year’s performance into perspective, Junior won only one race in the past five seasons. It was an up and down day for the top Power Ranking vote-getters after Indianapolis. Although six of the Power Rankings’ top 10 finished inside the top 10 Sunday ... Read More »

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 »