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Week 23 POWER RANKINGS

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted August 05, 2013 08:41 AM EDT

Jimmie Johnson still leads, but Kasey Kahne’s stirring victory in the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday moves him up smartly in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings.

This week’s list:
 

+6

Kahne

-5

Kenseth

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

0 - 1/7
A blown right-front tire for the points leader, who once again had the dominant car, and once again didn’t win.
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2

Carl Edwards

0 - 1/19
Meh. Not a great day for Edwards, who finished 11th, behind his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle.
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3

Kasey Kahne

0 6 2/15
Huge victory for Kahne, because he is now virtually guaranteed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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4

Clint Bowyer

0 1 2/15
It’s no secret that Pocono isn’t one of Bowyer’s favorite tracks, as his 14th-place finish showed.
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5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 1 1/14
A top-five finish for Junior, but he just didn’t seem to have the speed of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates.
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6

Kevin Harvick

0 2 1/15
At no point on Sunday did Harvick look like a top-10 car, much less one capable of contending for a victory.
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7

Jeff Gordon

0 3 3/18
One of two birthday boys in the field, Gordon came up just short of victory but had a great second-place run.
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8

Matt Kenseth

0 5 1/9
A bad day for Kenseth, who got caught up in Lap 1 crash with Juan Pablo Montoya and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Then got a pit-road speeding penalty and crashed again. Ugh.
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9

Kyle Busch

0 2 1/16
Every time the younger Busch got near the front, he seemed to quickly slide back, which is not like him at all.
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10

Tony Stewart

0 2 1/20
An OK outing for Stewart, who finished ninth and is the first Chase wild card at the moment.
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11

Kurt Busch

0 - 2/19
Like Jeff Gordon, Sunday was the elder Busch’s birthday. And like Gordon, Busch finished in the top three
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12

Greg Biffle

0 1 4/18
You pretty much never saw Biffle all afternoon long, yet he finished an OK 10th. Still, the Fords are off the pace.
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13

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/16
Slowly, the 2012 champ appears to be gaining on it, posting a top-10 finish on Sunday.
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14

Ryan Newman

0 1 7/20
Fourth place for Newman after winning at the Brickyard last weekend. Still needs the “Shrek” special paint scheme, though.
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15

Martin Truex Jr.

0 3 9/20
Truthfully, Truex wasn’t very good for most of the Pocono race, where he led briefly before sliding back to finish 15th.
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16

Joey Logano

0 - 3/19
Nice run for Logano, who finished seventh.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 - 11/18
A decent 16th-place finish for McMurray.
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18

Aric Almirola

0 - 8/20
One of several drivers who flashed speed but was compromised by tire troubles.
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19

Jeff Burton

0 1 16/22
More collateral damage caused by Patrick’s crash with Travis Kvapil.
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20

Paul Menard

0 1 9/20
Minding his own business, Menard got wrecked by Danica Patrick.
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