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Week 38 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted December 02, 2013 07:26 PM EST

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson on his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, which he secured with a ninth-place finish in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The final FOXSports.com Power Rankings of the year:

+2

Bowyer

-3

Biffle

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 - 1/7
He probably won’t fully be appreciated until he retires, but Johnson may ultimately be regarded as the best NASCAR driver ever. Salute to the Six-Pack. Last week: 1.
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2

Matt Kenseth

0 1 1/9
A fantastic season for Kenseth, who finished second at Homestead and second in points and led the series with seven victories. No complaints from him. Last week: 3.
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3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2 1 1/14
A strong third-place finish for Junior, who had five finishes in the top four in the Chase, including the last three in a row. Last week: 4.
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4

Kevin Harvick

2 2 1/15
Unfortunately for Harvick, his last race with Richard Childress Racing was not much to write home about, as he struggled to a 10th-place finish. Last week: 2.
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5

Kyle Busch

1 - 1/16
It wasn’t a great day for the younger Busch, who finished seventh, worst among the three Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas. Last week: 5.
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6

Jeff Gordon

2 - 3/18
Last year’s Homestead winner never was much of a factor, as he finished 11th in the race. But he ended the year sixth in points. Last week: 6.
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7

Joey Logano

2 1 3/19
A career year for Logano, who finished both eighth in the race and eighth in the points. Finally coming into his own. Last week: 8.
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8

Clint Bowyer

0 2 2/15
His fifth-place finish was Bowyer’s second best of the Chase, behind only a third at Martinsville Speedway. Last week: 10.
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9

Kurt Busch

1 - 2/19
At no point was Busch fast in the race, but he still had a great season with Furniture Row Racing. Last week: 9.
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10

Greg Biffle

0 3 4/18
A 24th-place finish for Biffle was worse of the Chasers. Not a good thing for the Roush Fenway Racing driver. Last week: 7.
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11

Kasey Kahne

0 - 2/15
It wasn’t a great outing for Kahne, but not bad, either, as he overcame an extra pit stop to finish 13th. Last week: 11.
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12

Ryan Newman

0 - 7/20
In his last race with Stewart-Haas Racing, I’m sure Newman was hoping for more than 17th place, but that’s what he got. Last week: 12.
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13

Carl Edwards

2 - 1/19
A bummer for Edwards, as he finished 13th in points, last among the Chase drivers. Last week: 13.
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14

Brad Keselowski

3 - 1/16
A strong outing for the 2012 champion, who finished sixth and ran up front most of the race. Last week: 14.
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15

Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 9/20
Next year, Truex will move to Furniture Row but he wrapped up his time at Michael Waltrip Racing with a fourth-place finish. Last week: 15.
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16

Denny Hamlin

1 - 1/19
A hugely emotional victory for Hamlin, who had suffered through a gut-wrenching season. Last week: Unranked.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 - 11/18
An awful race for McMurray, who finished 30th. Last week: 17.
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18

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
On a pit stop, Menard’s right-rear tire exploded, which was truly frightening. Last week: 16.
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19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 - 17/20
Congratulations to the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year. Last week: 19.
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20

Jeff Burton

0 2 16/22
The final race for Burton at RCR produced a 23rd-place finish. Last week: 18.
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