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Week 26 POWER RANKINGS

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted August 25, 2013 11:49 AM EDT

On the strength of his stirring victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth moves to the top of the FOXSports.com Power Rankings this week.

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Kenseth

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Keselowski

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

0 7 1/9
With his crucial fifth victory of the year, Kenseth moves to the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup for now.
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2

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/7
Another dismal weekend for Johnson and the No. 48 team. Are they playing possum or have they lost their mojo?
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3

Clint Bowyer

0 - 2/15
Considering he got wrecked and ran out of gas on the last lap, 14th was a pretty good finish for Bowyer.
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4

Kasey Kahne

0 6 2/15
A close second for Kahne, who chose not to put the bumper to Kenseth on the last lap. Should he have?
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5

Kevin Harvick

0 3 1/15
Caught in the night’s big wreck, Harvick’s pit-road confrontation with Denny Hamlin was solid gold.
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6

Kyle Busch

0 1 1/16
He won the Nationwide and Truck Series races, but a qualifying crash doomed Busch’s chances in the big race.
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7

Carl Edwards

0 1 1/19
The good news? Edwards led 119 laps. The bad news? Terminal engine failure left him 39th.
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8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 1 1/14
A conservative race for Earnhardt, who finished 10th and solidified his position in the Chase.
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9

Joey Logano

0 2 3/19
A strong night for Logano who rallied back from numerous problems to finish fifth
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10

Kurt Busch

0 6 2/19
Fast early, Busch broke a hub and had to persevere to finish 31st. He might be headed to Stewart-Haas Racing next year
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11

Greg Biffle

0 1 4/18
He finished ninth, but Biffle was virtually invisible all race long. Needs more speed.
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12

Brad Keselowski

0 7 1/16
Bad luck for Keselowski, who also got snared in the night’s big wreck and lost a ton of points.
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13

Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 9/20
He got crashed out of the race, but Truex is now in the No. 1 wild card slot. p 20.
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14

Ryan Newman

0 - 7/20
Limping home 21st after a wreck, Newman moved up to the No. 2 wild card position.
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15

Jeff Gordon

0 - 3/18
Yet another opportunity the 24 failed to capitalize on, but Gordon is a mere 11 points out of 10th.
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16

Paul Menard

0 - 9/20
After getting his first top five of the season last week, Menard wound up sixth at Bristol.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 1 11/18
Decent top-20 finish for McMurray, but that was about it.
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18

Mark Martin

0 1 8/19
The ageless one was a respectable 20th in his first run behind the wheel of Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet.
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19

Jeff Burton

0 - 16/22
Thirteenth was a good finish for Burton, especially given that he got stuffed into the wall at one point.
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20

Aric Almirola

0 - 8/20
Nice effort for Almirola, who finished 15th.
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