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Power Rankings after Daytona

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

WEEK#    
Posted July 09, 2012 02:49 PM EDT

Matt Kenseth reclaims the top spot in the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.


This week’s list:
 

+6

Stewart

-3

Ambrose

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

1 1 1/13
The Daytona 500 winner nearly made it a sweep at the 2.5-mile track, finishing third on Saturday night.
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2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 1 1/13
Fast all night but wrecked late, Earnhardt still acquitted himself well.
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3

Tony Stewart

4 6 1/15
By winning at Daytona, Stewart joins Brad Keselowski as the only two three-time Sprint Cup winners this season.
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4

Brad Keselowski

3 - 1/21
Wrecked on pit road and on track, Keselowski somehow made chicken salad out of you-know-what to finish eighth.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

2 2 1/20
The five-time champion now has three DNFs in three restrictor-plate races this season.
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6

Greg Biffle

1 - 1/12
Like Earnhardt, Biffle had one of the fastest cars, only to see it get torn up in the end.
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7

Denny Hamlin

2 2 1/12
You have to believe Hamlin’s sore back didn’t improve after several hard hits in the race.
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8

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/13
Forget the 23rd-place finish. Congrats to Kevin and DeLana Harvick on the birth of their first son.
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9

Martin Truex Jr.

0 1 3/13
Still hanging in the top 10 in points. Truex was one of many, many good cars wrecked.
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10

Clint Bowyer

1 2 3/19
A DNF for Bowyer, who wadded up his car in the same crash that got teammate Truex.
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11

Kyle Busch

1 - 3/17
Still the first wild-card, Busch is by no means a lock to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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12

Joey Logano

1 3 8/20
By virtue of his fourth-place finish, Logano moves into the lead in the close, three-way battle for the second wild-card slot.
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13

Ryan Newman

1 1 6/22
By finishing fifth, Newman is breathing down Logano’s neck right now.
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14

Kasey Kahne

1 2 2/22
After finishing seventh, Kahne is just three points behind Logano for the final wild-card spot.
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15

Carl Edwards

0 2 4/19
Now 31 points out of 10th place, Edwards stands a very real chance of missing the Chase entirely. Still, a good sixth-place run.
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16

Jeff Gordon

0 2 2/21
Gordon’s car looked like it raced at Martinsville, but he came out of Daytona with a hard-fought 12th.
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17

Kurt Busch

0 2 15/19
Despite an avoidable crash Saturday, Busch won the Nationwide race on Friday night. Huzzah!
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18

Paul Menard

0 2 7/20
Respectable night for Menard, who finished 14th.
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19

Jamie McMurray

0 1 14/20
A top-15 finish for McMurray as he continues to improve.
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20

Marcos Ambrose

0 3 14/21
Not a good night for the Aussie, as he was one of eight accident DNFs on the night.
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