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Power Rankings after Sonoma

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted June 26, 2012 04:11 PM EDT

Matt Kenseth didn’t have a great run on the Sonoma road course, but the problems of his rivals were enough to move him to the top of the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.


This week’s list:
 

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Bowyer

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Hamlin

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

1 1 1/13
Next year at this time, expect Kenseth to be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Right now, he’s on top of the points.
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2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 1 1/13
After the Michigan victory, a letdown was inevitable, especially since Junior isn’t much of a road racer.
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3

Jimmie Johnson

2 - 1/20
I still think Johnson bags championship No. 6 this year, as he has no real weaknesses in his game at the moment.
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4

Tony Stewart

2 1 1/15
It’s summer now, and Smoke is starting to heat up, as he usually does. His competitors need to be very worried.
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5

Greg Biffle

1 1 1/12
Not much of a road racer, Biffle did well to finish seventh. Nice run overall.
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6

Clint Bowyer

1 2 3/19
Huzzah! Bowyer became the 12th different winner in 16 races with a superlative drive. He is only the second Michael Waltrip Racing driver to win a Cup race.
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7

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/13
Still a step behind the frontrunners, Harvick finished 16th at Sonoma.
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8

Denny Hamlin

2 2 1/12
Brutal day for Hamlin, as his 35th-place finish shows.
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9

Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 3/13
Although he finished 22nd, Truex was faster than that all weekend.
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10

Brad Keselowski

2 - 1/21
Twelfth-place wasn’t a bad finish for Keselowski, who remains a championship threat.
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11

Kyle Busch

1 2 3/17
Still the lead-dog in the wild-card race, even though he didn’t finish especially well in Sonoma.
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12

Ryan Newman

1 - 6/22
By coming home 18th, one spot behind Busch, Newman holds on to the second wild-card spot.
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13

Carl Edwards

0 2 4/19
If the NASCAR regular season ended today, last year’s championship runner-up wouldn’t make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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14

Joey Logano

1 - 8/20
A good 10th-place finish for JoLo, but will Kenseth’s predicted arrival make him the odd man out at Joe Gibbs Racing?
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15

Marcos Ambrose

0 2 14/21
Eighth place was good, but Ambrose was looking to win.
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16

Paul Menard

0 1 7/20
Eh. Twentieth place meant Menardigras is on hold for at least one more week.
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17

Kasey Kahne

1 1 2/22
Three weeks in a row outside the top 10 is not a good omen for Kahne’s Chase hopes.
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18

Jamie McMurray

0 - 14/20
A top-20 finish wasn’t a lot to cheer for, but not bad, either.
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19

Kurt Busch

0 - 15/19
Let’s make this real simple: Busch drove his ass off and put on a hell of a show.
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20

Brian Vickers

0 - 7/21
Unreal performance from a part-time driver.
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