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NASCAR Power Rankings Week 12

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted May 13, 2013 08:33 AM EDT

With a victory in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Matt Kenseth now has three race wins, more than anyone else in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. And now, Kenseth leads the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings, too.

This week's list:

+5

Busch

-5

Keselowski

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

2 3 1/9
Kyle Busch dominated the race, but his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kenseth was there at money time. A precursor of things to come when championship time rolls around? Could be.
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2

Jimmie Johnson

2 1 1/7
Last year, Johnson won this race, giving Rick Hendrick his 200th victory. This time, he finished fourth and didn’t lead a lap. He still has a huge points lead, though.
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3

Carl Edwards

1 1 1/19
Seventh wasn’t a great result for Edwards, but it was clear that the Roush Fenway Fords were nowhere near as good as the JGR and Hendrick cars.
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4

Kyle Busch

2 5 1/16
Led the most laps, dominated the race, didn’t win, this time due to a cut right-rear tire. Déjà vu all over again for Busch.
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5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 2 1/14
A solid top-10 finish for Earnhardt, but not much more.
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6

Clint Bowyer

0 1 2/15
Never a factor all night, Bowyer overcame a pit-road equipment penalty to finish 11th.
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7

Kevin Harvick

1 3 1/15
Once again, no lame in his game for Harvick, as his top-five finish attests.
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8

Denny Hamlin

0 - 1/19
A gutsy runner-up finish for Hamlin, who officially began his drive to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Darlington.
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9

Kasey Kahne

1 2 2/15
For the third time this year, an incident with Kyle Busch resulted in a disappointing finish for Kahne.
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10

Greg Biffle

0 1 4/18
It was shocking how bad the Fords were relative to the Toyotas and Chevys, so 13th for Biffle wasn’t too much of a letdown.
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11

Brad Keselowski

0 5 1/16
A late-race crash left the 2012 series champ in 32nd place, not where he wanted to be, certainly.
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12

Jeff Gordon

0 1 3/18
After struggling for much of the race, Gordon came on at the end to finish third.
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13

Aric Almirola

0 5 8/20
All good things come to an end, and this time it was Almirola’s streak of four consecutive top-10 finishes.
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14

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
A 19th-place finish most definitely wasn’t what Menard was hoping for.
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15

Kurt Busch

0 3 2/19
He won the Darlington pole and passed his Indy 500 rookie test. Hell of a week for the elder Busch brother.
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16

Ryan Newman

0 1 7/20
A top-10 finish for Newman was best in class among the Stewart-Haas Racing trio.
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17

Martin Truex Jr.

0 3 9/20
After looking strong in the early going, Truex settled for a 12th-place finish.
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18

Jamie McMurray

0 2 11/18
An average night for McMurray, who finished 17th.
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19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 1 17/20
Despite a hard wall bounce, Stenhouse finished in the top 20.
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20

Jeff Burton

0 - 16/22
The lack of an early caution really hurt Burton, as he could never get track position.
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