The race is done, and that means it’s time for Power Rankings. Each week throughout the season, we’ll size up who’s rising and who’s falling, based on current standings, behind-the-scenes changes, expected staying power, recent history and general gut feelings. It is not scientific, nor is it meant to be. And remember, whoever your favorite driver is, we’re biased against him and like someone else better. We continue with a guy who wanders around this way every so often…

1. Tony Stewart: Let’s be honest, you could make a case for four or five drivers in this top space. Nobody has established themselves lately as THE BEST, so we’re giving it to Smoke. Mainly because the way he laughed when he talked about how angry he was that his pit screw screwed up absolutely terrified us. Last week: 7.