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Power Rankings after Bristol

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted March 19, 2012 09:40 AM EDT

Brad Keselowski waged a stirring duel with Matt Kenseth to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it’s Greg Biffle who holds on to the top in this week’s FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.

 

Here are this week’s FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings:

+14

Keselowski

-8

Edwards

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Greg Biffle

0 - 1/12
OK, Biffle’s 13th-place finish at Bristol was mediocre, especially after qualifying on the pole. The problem is none of his nearest competitors did much, either.
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2

Matt Kenseth

1 5 1/13
The 2003 Cup champion moves up to second in the Power Rankings on the basis of his runner-up finish at Bristol.
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3

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/13
An 11th-place finish was better than Harvick ran most of the day, but that’s how championships are made.
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4

Martin Truex Jr.

0 6 3/13
A season’s best third-place finish for Truex, as all three Michael Waltrip Racing cars finish in the top five.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

0 2 1/20
Truthfully, Johnson wasn’t especially impressive in finishing eighth at Bristol, a track where he had one victory and three finishes of fourth or better in the prior four races.
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6

Brad Keselowski

0 14 1/21
A dominant victory for Keselowski, who now has won back-to-back races at Bristol.
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7

Brian Vickers

0 - 7/21
In his only race so far this year, Vickers led one-fourth of the laps and finished fifth at a track where he’d never even cracked the top 10 before.
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8

Denny Hamlin

1 3 1/12
Another disappointing day for Hamlin, with a second consecutive 20th-place finish. Plus loses points for poorly executed prerace “Dougie.”
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9

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 3 1/13
Earnhardt had a fast car, but made contact with teammate Jeff Gordon, putting him in wall, and got caught speeding on pit road, finishing 15th. Doh!
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10

Clint Bowyer

0 4 3/19
A great fourth-place finish for Bowyer, hot on the heels of a sixth-place run a week earlier. Things are looking up at MWR.
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11

Tony Stewart

2 7 1/15
A tough day for Stewart, who gutted out a 14th-place finish after getting punted.
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12

Joey Logano

0 3 8/20
For the second race in a row, Logano’s 16th-place finish was best in class among the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.
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13

Paul Menard

0 2 7/20
Seventh at Vegas and 10th at Bristol. Is it Menardigras time already?
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14

Ryan Newman

0 5 6/22
A decent 12th-place finish for Newman, who hung tough most of the afternoon.
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15

Jeff Burton

0 1 4/21
Although he tailed off just a little late, Burton had a strong sixth-place finish.
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16

Carl Edwards

0 8 4/19
Bummer of a day for Edwards, who got taken out in the early-race Kasey Kahne crash and finished 39th.
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17

Kyle Busch

0 4 3/17
Another victim of the Kahne crash, Busch managed to log some laps and finish 32nd.
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18

Jeff Gordon

0 1 2/21
Wrecked by his own teammate, Gordon had the kind of day that gives car owners ulcers.
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19

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/23
No jet dryers were harmed in Montoya’s season’s-best eighth-place finish.
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20

Jamie McMurray

0 - 14/20
A great day overall for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, as McMurray finishes a strong seventh.
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