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NASCAR Power Rankings Week 7

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted April 08, 2013 08:21 AM EDT

After crushing the field at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson moves back into a familiar place: The No. 1 spot in the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.

This week’s list:

+7

Bowyer

-9

Hamlin

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 4 1/7
Rarely does anyone put on the kind of old-fashioned butt-kicking that Johnson administered at Martinsville on Sunday. Then again, only two drivers in NASCAR history have more championships than Johnson.
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2

Kasey Kahne

1 2 2/15
After a brief stumble at the start of the season, Kahne has one victory and three top-four finishes in his last four races. With a fourth-place finish at Martinsville, he’s red-hot right now.
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3

Kyle Busch

1 - 1/16
Martinsville isn’t one of Kyle Busch’s better tracks, but he posted a fifth-place finish and led 56 laps. Busch is on track for a breakout season this year.
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4

Brad Keselowski

0 2 1/16
One of only two drivers with five top 10s in the first six races, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was seventh at Martinsville.
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5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 4 1/14
For the first time all year, Junior failed to finish in the top 10. Or the top 20, for that matter. That said, he’s still off to a great start on the season.
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6

Clint Bowyer

0 7 2/15
A great rebound for Bowyer after losing an engine in California two weeks ago. Despite getting caught in a wreck, Bowyer recovered to finish second at Martinsville.
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7

Greg Biffle

0 - 4/18
Martinsville is not a place where Biffle usually runs well, but he finished in the top 10 on Sunday.
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8

Carl Edwards

1 2 1/19
Like his Roush Fenway Racing teammates, Edwards usually struggles at Martinsville. This week was no exception, as he finished 15th.
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9

Matt Kenseth

1 1 1/9
Although he led more laps than anyone not named Johnson, Kenseth had to settle for a 14th-place finish, not what he hoped for.
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10

Paul Menard

0 1 9/20
Certainly, Menard was looking for something better than a 19th-place finish, but he’s still in the top 10 in points.
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11

Jeff Gordon

0 7 3/18
Third place was the best finish of the year so far for the four-time Sprint Cup champion.
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12

Jamie McMurray

0 5 11/18
A nice seventh-place result for McMurray, who is quietly moving up in the points.
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13

Joey Logano

0 2 3/19
No controversy for Logano this week, but no good finish, either, as he was 23rd.
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14

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
Six races into his final season with Richard Childress Racing and Harvick has just one top 10 to his credit.
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15

Kurt Busch

0 3 2/19
A horrible day for the elder Busch after his car went up in flames. Still, he’s been strong this year.
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16

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 2 13/21
For the second race in a row, Stenhouse failed to finish in the top 20.
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17

Tony Stewart

0 1 1/20
The tough season for the three-time champ continued on Sunday, as Stewart finished 17th.
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18

Aric Almirola

0 2 8/20
A 20th-place run wasn’t too bad for Almirola and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford.
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19

Denny Hamlin

0 9 1/19
Obviously, Hamlin didn’t race on Sunday. Lots of folks think he can still make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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20

Danica Patrick

0 - 2/23
An impressive run for Patrick, who came from two laps down to finish 12th.
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