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’s back again…

1. Tony Stewart: You know, just when you’re about to write ol’ Smoke off as coasting until he hits the Chase, he goes and rips off three straight top-3 performances. He is never. Going. Away. And anybody who takes him for granted until the final lap of Homestead is going to be chasing him before they know it. Last week: 5.