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Power Rankings after Auto Club

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted April 02, 2012 08:49 AM EDT

With his resounding victory in the Auto Club 400, Tony Stewart takes over the top spot in this week’s FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.

 

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

+10

Stewart

-9

Keselowski

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Tony Stewart

2 10 1/15
Seven victories in the last 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup races for the reigning and three-time champion. As stout as stout gets.
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2

Greg Biffle

0 1 1/12
Although he missed on the setup a little bit, Biffle finished a respectable sixth, the fourth time in six races he’s finished that high.
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3

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/13
The closer couldn’t repeat his 2011 victory at ACS, but finished a strong fourth.
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4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 5 1/13
Another impressive run for Junior, who is finally showing some fire in his belly this year.
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5

Matt Kenseth

1 3 1/13
A pit-road penalty cost Kenseth dearly, as he ended the day way back in 16th place.
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6

Martin Truex Jr.

0 2 3/13
An eighth-place finish meant Truex has scored three top-10s in the last four races.
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7

Jimmie Johnson

0 2 1/20
The No. 48 Hendrick Chevy started puking oil during the race’s only caution, but Johnson nursed it home to a 10th-place finish.
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8

Denny Hamlin

1 - 1/12
He qualified on the pole and topped both Saturday practices, but Hamlin was not much of a factor in the race, costing himself eight spots with a late-race pit stop.
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9

Kyle Busch

0 8 3/17
After a slow start to the season, Rowdy finally looked the part, with a strong runner-up finish in his JGR Toyota.
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10

Clint Bowyer

0 - 3/19
He didn’t run as well as he did in Bristol, but Bowyer brought home the No. 15 in the top 15 for the fourth time in five races.
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11

Ryan Newman

0 3 6/22
A seventh-place finish for The Rocketman was another good result and moved Newman into the top 10 in points.
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12

Mark Martin

0 - 10/20
Despite sitting out Bristol, Martin is 17th in points after finishing 12th at ACS. Impressive.
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13

Carl Edwards

0 3 4/19
Although he finished fifth on Sunday, Edwards was never much of a factor in the race.
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14

Paul Menard

0 1 7/20
It was not a great race for Menard, who finished 19th when the checkered flag fell.
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15

Brad Keselowski

0 9 1/21
One of many drivers bitten by pit-road penalties, Keselowski finished 18th at a track where he has struggled.
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16

Joey Logano

0 4 8/20
While his teammates ran up front all weekend, Logano didn’t, finishing a hugely disappointing 24th.
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17

Jeff Burton

0 2 4/21
Without question, Burton was looking for something better than a 22nd-place finish. He didn’t get it.
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18

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 1 17/23
Seventeenth in the race, 18th in points. At least no jet dryers were harmed in Montoya’s finish.
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19

Kurt Busch

0 - 15/19
The first top-10 of the year for Busch and Phoenix Racing was cause for celebration.
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20

Kasey Kahne

0 - 2/22
Finally, a trauma-free weekend for Kahne, who cruised to a 14th-place finish.
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