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Power Rankings after Daytona 500

Tom Jensen,

Posted February 28, 2012 10:54 AM EST

A wild night at Daytona, as Juan Pablo Montoya hits the jet dryer on track and Matt Kenseth wins his second career Daytona 500.


Here are this week’s Power Rankings:







Matt Kenseth

1 7 1/13
To the victor goes the spoils. Congrats to Kenseth on a dominating victory in the Daytona 500, his second in the last four years.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 8 1/13
NASCAR’s most popular driver made another strong run, earning his second runner-up finish in the last three Daytona 500s.
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Denny Hamlin

0 8 1/12
Not only was Hamlin best in class among the Toyotas, he was light years ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
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Jeff Burton

0 11 4/21
An impressive run for Burton, who finished fifth with a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet that clearly wasn’t as fast as the Roush Racing Fords.
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Greg Biffle

0 7 1/12
Yes, Biffle finished third behind Kenseth and Earnhardt, but he didn’t do an especially good job on the green-white-restart, losing a spot to Earnhardt.
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Kevin Harvick

0 5 1/13
Truthfully, it’s a little surprising that Harvick, a great restrictor-plate racer, didn’t make more noise than what he did during Daytona Speedweeks.
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Paul Menard

0 12 7/20
It wasn’t exactly Menardi Gras, but it was a strong effort for Menard, whose sixth-place finish meant all three RCR Chevrolets finished in the top seven.
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Joey Logano

0 12 8/20
Although he looked a little nervous in traffic at times, Logano finished ninth, which made for a good evening.
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Carl Edwards

0 5 4/19
Considering he started on the pole and two of his teammates finished first and third, eighth place was a bit of a letdown for Edwards.
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Mark Martin

0 - 10/20
Martin hates racing at Daytona, but in his first race with Michael Waltrip Racing, he finished 10th, which was slightly better than his two teammates.
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Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 3/13
The New Jersey native finished 12th, but he moves up one spot here for winning the $200,000 halfway leader bonus.
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Clint Bowyer

0 6 3/19
Finished 11th, which was right between teammates Mark Martin and Martin Truex Jr.
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Tony Stewart

0 7 1/15
Frankly, a somewhat disappointing run for the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, who finished 16th, but was never much of a factor.
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Kyle Busch

0 9 3/17
Like Stewart, Busch should have been a factor in the race, but never really was.
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Marcos Ambrose

0 1 14/21
Another one of the fast Fords, the affable Aussie had a good run to end the long night with a top-15 finish.
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Kasey Kahne

0 14 2/22
Not a good Speedweeks for Kahne, who finished 29th and really didn’t show much over the two weeks.
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Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/23
It wasn’t Montoya’s fault — something broke on his car — But he hit the dang jet dryer on track and caused a huge fire.
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AJ Allmendinger

0 4 13/24
A disappointing first race for the ‘Dinger at Team Penske, as he had contact on pit road with Ryan Newman.
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Jeff Gordon

0 10 2/21
Original "four-time" (champ) didn’t even make it to halfway before his engine expired. Bad Speedweeks for Hendrick Motorsports.
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Jimmie Johnson

0 17 1/20
Forty-second place and a likely points penalty on the horizon? Horrible start to the season for Johnson.
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