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Power Rankings after Pocono

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted June 11, 2012 08:47 AM EDT

Props to Joey Logano for a dominant victory in the Pocono 400 on Sunday, but it’s Jimmie Johnson who remains atop the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings for a second consecutive week.

+4

Stewart

-5

Almirola

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

2 - 1/20
The five-time champion rebounded from two pit-road speeding penalties and nearly wrecking in Turn 1 to post his third top-five finish in the last four points races.
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2

Matt Kenseth

1 - 1/13
Best in class among the Blue Oval Boys at Pocono, Kenseth finished seventh and moved to the top of the points for the first time since Daytona.
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3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 - 1/13
The No. 88 team played it safe on pit strategy, the end result being another top 10, but still no victory.
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4

Denny Hamlin

2 2 1/12
Once upon a time, Hamlin owned Pocono, but a fifth-place finish was still pretty good.
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5

Greg Biffle

1 1 1/12
The Biff lost a cylinder and ended the race 24th, his third finish outside the top 10 in four races.
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6

Tony Stewart

2 4 1/15
After a couple of rough finishes, Smoke rebounded with a third-place finish behind Logano and Mark Martin.
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7

Kevin Harvick

0 2 1/13
One week after finishing second at Dover, Harvick slipped to 15th at Pocono.
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8

Martin Truex Jr.

0 1 3/13
Caught in an early crash not of his making, Truex struggled to finish 20th.
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9

Brad Keselowski

2 - 1/21
All told, a pretty rough day for Keselowski, who finished 18th. But he moved into the top 10 in points.
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10

Clint Bowyer

0 1 3/19
A quiet, efficient outing for Bowyer, who finished sixth in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.
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11

Kyle Busch

1 3 3/17
Wow. Consecutive engine failures for Busch while his teammates finished first and fifth. Not good.
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12

Ryan Newman

1 - 6/22
By virtue of his 12th-place finish, Newman holds onto the second wild-card spot.
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13

Joey Logano

2 4 8/20
Props to Logano for winning his second career Cup race. Good timing, given that it’s his contract year.
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14

Carl Edwards

0 - 4/19
An 11th-place run for Edwards, who now has gone nine consecutive races without a top five.
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15

Kasey Kahne

1 2 2/22
A blown tire ended Kahne’s string of seven consecutive top-10 finishes.
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16

Paul Menard

0 - 7/20
Best in class among the Richard Childress Racing drivers, Menard finished ninth at Pocono.
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17

Mark Martin

0 3 10/20
Old guys rule. Martin’s second-place finish was his best of the season.
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18

Marcos Ambrose

0 - 14/21
The RPM driver was fast early and had a decent 13th-place finish.
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19

Jeff Burton

0 - 4/21
Still looking for speed, Burton finished 15th.
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20

Aric Almirola

0 5 15/20
After a great finish in Dover, 28th at Pocono was a huge disappointment for Almirola.
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