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Week 33 POWER RANKINGS

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted October 13, 2013 01:15 AM EDT

Jimmie Johnson dominated the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but a bad late-race restart cost him dearly as Brad Keselowski wins his first race of the season. Matt Kenseth’s third-place finish moves him up in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings this week.

This week’s list:
 

+7

Kahne

-5

Biffle

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Matt Kenseth

0 1 1/9
Slow early, Kenseth consistently improved to finish third, a key save in the championship race. A big night for him.
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2

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/7
It doesn’t happen very often, but Johnson blew a golden opportunity to win the race and take the points lead. Can’t win a championship this way.
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3

Kyle Busch

0 3 1/16
After last week’s debacle in Kansas, Busch did a great job to come back and finish in the top five.
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4

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
Truthfully, Harvick wasn’t very good during the race, so he had to be happy to walk away with a sixth-place finish.
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5

Jeff Gordon

0 1 3/18
Although Gordon got the pole, he couldn’t make it translate to a victory. Seventh was OK, but really not good enough.
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6

Kasey Kahne

0 7 2/15
After suffering through a miserable start to his Chase, Kahne finally had a strong outing, finishing second to race-winner Keselowski.
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7

Kurt Busch

0 2 2/19
Despite epic thrashing on the car all night, Busch and the Furniture Row crew couldn’t get it in the top 10.
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8

Ryan Newman

0 4 7/20
An efficient night for Newman, who came home in eighth place, which was a good run.
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9

Carl Edwards

0 1 1/19
He never threatened to win and never ran up front, but Edwards finished in the top 10.
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10

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 2 1/14
Once again, as has happened so often, Earnhardt ran better in the first half of the race than he did in the second half.
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11

Clint Bowyer

0 - 2/15
A dropped cylinder slowed Bowyer, but he still finished 11th, which was fairly impressive.
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12

Greg Biffle

0 5 4/18
Another disappointing outing for Biffle, a master at 1.5-mile tracks, as he finished 16th.
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13

Joey Logano

0 4 3/19
The lowest finisher of the 13 Chase drivers, Logano could only manage an 18th-place run.
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14

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/16
Amazingly, Keselowski came pretty much out of nowhere to win for the first time in a year.
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15

Jamie McMurray

0 1 11/18
A somewhat off race for McMurray, who finished 19th, which was not what he wanted, certainly.
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16

Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 9/20
Another race that proved a struggle for Truex, who was 22nd at the end.
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17

Jeff Burton

0 - 16/22
Not a great night for Richard Childress Racing, as Burton couldn’t crack the top 20.
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18

Paul Menard

0 - 9/20
Like teammate Burton, Menard ended the night outside the top 20.
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19

Kyle Larson

0 - 0/0
Even though his Sprint Cup debut ended with a blown engine, Larson looked tremendous.
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20

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/20
The lame-duck Ganassi driver finished 12th.
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