NASCAR & Auto Racing

Biffle takes top spot in rankings

That's Racin's weekly ranking of the top 40 teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as of the Camping World RV 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. (Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. (4) Greg Biffle -- car No. 16

You have to go with the hot hand, and right now Biffle is red hot right up to his elbow.

2. (2) Carl Edwards -- car No. 99

Biffle has won the first two Chase races but Edwards takes the points lead to Kansas.

3. (1) Jimmie Johnson -- car No. 48

Still right there. You still have to beat this team to get to the head table in New York.

4. (7) Kevin Harvick -- car No. 29

Sixth-place finish at Dover was his eighth straight top 10 and his ninth in the past 10.

5. (3) Kyle Busch -- car No. 18

Even without a Chase this team would badly need a turnaround after past two weeks.

6. (8) Jeff Burton -- car No. 31

Still hanging around in this championship. Now would be a nice time for a hot streak.

7. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- car No. 88

Unless this team steps up its game pretty soon, it's a non-factor in the title race.

8. (12) Matt Kenseth -- car No. 17

Bounced back smartly with a runner-up finish at Dover after a bad start to the Chase.

9. (10) Jeff Gordon -- car No. 24

Paging four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Please report to Chase as soon as possible.

10. (11) Clint Bowyer -- car No. 07

A Kansas win would mean more to him or Edwards than just about anyone else.

11. (5) Tony Stewart -- car No. 20

Another team that needs to snap out of it unless it just wants to be a Chase also-ran.

12. (9) Denny Hamlin -- car No. 11

Kyle Busch may be the only driver who hates the Chase format more than Hamlin.

13. (15) Mark Martin/Aric Almirola -- car No. 8

14. (14) David Ragan -- car No. 6

15. (18) David Reutimann -- car No. 44

16. (13) Kasey Kahne -- car No. 9

17. (16) Martin Truex Jr. -- car No. 1

18. (17) Kurt Busch -- car No. 2

19. (19) Brian Vickers -- car No. 83

20. (20) Ryan Newman -- car No. 12

21. (21) Bobby Labonte -- car No. 43

22. (22) Juan Pablo Montoya -- car No. 42

23. (25) Casey Mears -- car No. 5

24. (23) Travis Kvapil -- car No. 28

25. (24) Jamie McMurray -- car No. 26

26. (27) David Gilliland -- car No. 38

27. (26) Scott Riggs -- car No. 66

28. (33) Dave Blaney -- car No. 22

29. (28) Elliott Sadler -- car No. 19

30. (36) Michael Waltrip -- car No. 55

31. (34) AJ Allmendinger -- car No. 84

32. (29) Paul Menard -- car No. 15

33. (30) Reed Sorenson -- car No. 41

34. (32) Robby Gordon -- car No. 7

35. (31) Regan Smith -- car No. 01

36. (35) Patrick Carpentier -- car No. 10

37. (37) Sam Hornish Jr. -- car No. 77

38. (39) Bill Elliott/Marcos Ambrose -- car No. 21

39. (38) Michael McDowell -- car No. 00

40. (40) Joe Nemechek -- car No. 78

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