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Power Rankings after Pocono

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted August 06, 2012 12:02 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson made a rare mistake Sunday in the rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400, and though it cost him a victory, he still moves back atop the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.




This week’s list:
 

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Keselowski

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Hamlin

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 1 1/20
The five-time champion inexplicably got loose on the last restart but still had the dominant car. His gaffe cost him what should have been a certain victory, but he still looks like the man to beat in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 1 1/13
Junior’s streak of consecutive lead-lap finishes ended with a broken transmission, though he still leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings.
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3

Matt Kenseth

1 1 1/13
Best in class among the non-Hendrick cars, Kenseth was the innocent victim of Johnson’s miscue and got wrecked going for the victory.
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4

Brad Keselowski

3 2 1/21
Using strategy to advance from his 31st starting spot, Keselowski had a great fourth-place finish.
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5

Tony Stewart

3 2 1/15
Bog slow for most of the weekend, Stewart somehow managed a top-five finish.
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6

Martin Truex Jr.

0 2 3/13
Wow! Truex’s third-place run was his first top-five finish since Darlington.
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7

Greg Biffle

1 2 1/12
Biffle was near the front at the end but got shuffled way back in the Johnson-Kenseth contact.
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8

Denny Hamlin

2 5 1/12
A hugely disappointing weekend for the four-time Pocono winner and expectant father, who was not competitive after the early laps.
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9

Clint Bowyer

1 2 3/19
Still under the radar, Bowyer punched out another top-10 finish with a good run at Pocono.
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10

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/13
Meh. A 16th-place finish for Harvick, as the Richard Childress Racing squad is struggling mightily.
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11

Kasey Kahne

2 1 2/22
The wild-card leader finished second despite having a flat tire during the final caution period.
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12

Jeff Gordon

2 2 2/21
The stunning victory by Gordon moves him into the second wild-card slot, at least for the moment.
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13

Ryan Newman

1 - 6/22
Sixth place wasn’t too bad for Newman, who is tied with Gordon in points but trails in the wild-card standings on a tiebreaker.
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14

Kyle Busch

1 5 3/17
Another horrible race for Busch, who finished 33rd after a brake rotor exploded early.
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15

Paul Menard

0 - 7/20
Pocono is one of Menard’s favorite tracks, and his 11th-place finish was a good result for him.
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16

Carl Edwards

0 - 4/19
Seventh place for Edwards, but he continues to fall farther and farther behind in the Chase.
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17

Joey Logano

1 - 8/20
By finishing 13th, Logano was the best of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.
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18

Marcos Ambrose

0 1 14/21
A nice 10th-place run for Ambrose, who continues to improve.
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19

Jamie McMurray

0 1 14/20
The former Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 winner finished 17th.
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20

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/23
Finishing 20th was disappointing, considering Montoya started on the pole.
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