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Week 29 POWER RANKINGS

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted September 20, 2013 04:25 PM EDT

Through one of the craziest and most controversial weeks in NASCAR history — and 6-1/2 hours of rain delays — Matt Kenseth holds onto the top spot in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings as the Chase for the Sprint Cup commences.

This week’s list:
 

+7

Gordon

-5

Bowyer

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

0 - 1/9
A dominant victory in the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway allowed Kenseth to widen his points lead and send a message to the Chase field.
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2

Kyle Busch

0 2 1/16
The younger Busch brother came oh-so-close to a weekend trifecta, but had to settle for second place Sunday night. Still, a great start to his Chase.
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3

Jimmie Johnson

0 4 1/7
The five-time champion did indeed flip the switch, as he was wicked fast all night, but got killed on pit road and restarts.
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4

Kurt Busch

0 2 2/19
After an early pit-road speeding penalty put him a lap down, Busch rallied to finish fourth.
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5

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
A nice start to the Chase for Harvick, who wound up third behind the two Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.
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6

Jeff Gordon

0 7 3/18
Given his new life as the 13th Chaser, Gordon made the most of it by coming home sixth at Chicagoland.
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7

Carl Edwards

0 4 1/19
It was an odd weekend for Edwards, who ran much better early before fading to 11th place.
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8

Ryan Newman

0 6 7/20
Like Gordon, Newman was a late addition to the Chase. And like Gordon, he finished in the top 10.
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9

Greg Biffle

0 - 4/18
At one point, Biffle thought his engine was blowing up. He soldiered on to finish 16th.
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10

Clint Bowyer

0 5 2/15
After all the Richmond drama, Bowyer was surprisingly quiet at Chicagoland, ending the long night in ninth place.
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11

Kasey Kahne

0 1 2/15
Not a great start to the Chase for Kahne, who had contact on pit road with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and finished 12th.
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12

Joey Logano

0 - 3/19
The youngest Chase driver qualified on the pole and led 32 laps, but an engine failure left him 37th.
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13

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 5 1/14
Disaster for Junior Nation, as Earnhardt’s engine exploded in spectacular fashion.
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14

Brad Keselowski

0 2 1/16
Although he was unable to win like he did here last year, Keselowski finished a strong seventh.
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15

Martin Truex Jr.

0 4 9/20
After running in the top five in the middle of the race, Truex faded to 18th.
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16

Aric Almirola

0 3 8/20
A nice night for Almirola, who ran well and finished 13th.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 2 11/18
Nineteenth place was not what McMurray had in mind. Oh, well.
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18

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 - 17/20
A career-best eighth-place finish for Stenhouse, who earned his second straight top 10
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19

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
Unable to repeat his strong run at Richmond, Menard soldiered on to finish 22nd.
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20

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 2 17/20
An exploding left-rear tire doomed Montoya’s chances at a good finish.
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