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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings

Week22 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted August 11, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

Sunday saw AJ Allmendinger score an immensely popular victory at Watkins Glen, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. stays atop the FOXSports.com Power Rankings.

Here's this week's list:

+2

Almirola

-3

Hamlin

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 - 1/11
Cautions didn't fall right for Junior, but he looked surprisingly racy en route to an 11th-place finish. Last week: 1.
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2

Jeff Gordon

0 - 1/13
After winning the pole and dominating the first third of the race, Gordon's engine died on him. Last week: 2.
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3

Brad Keselowski

0 - 1/12
Mechanical failure also doomed Keselowski to a poor finish as something broke in his brakes. Last week: 3.
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4

Joey Logano

0 1 1/16
Impressive performance for Logano, who had a sixth-place finish in his Team Penske Ford. Last week: 5.
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5

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/20
The weirdness continues for Harvick: He had to pit early to get a beanbag weight out of his car. Otherwise, he might have won. Last week: 4.
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6

Jimmie Johnson

0 - 1/15
Four finishes of 28th or worse in the last five races for Six-Time. Not the time of year to go stone cold. Last week: 6.
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7

Kyle Busch

0 - 3/16
After consecutive runner-up finishes at New Hampshire and Indy, Busch has come home 42nd and 40th the last two weeks. Last week: 7.
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8

Ryan Newman

0 - 2/15
Thank goodness for safety advances. Newman walked away from a terrifying crash that basically vaporized his car. Last week: 8.
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9

Kyle Larson

0 - 8/18
Fourth? On a road course? Mighty stout performance from a rookie who didn't even know how to drive a stick until recently. Last week: 9.
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10

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/12
With a solid run in the top-10, Kenseth increased his hold on the top wild-card Chase spot. Last week: 11.
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11

Kurt Busch

0 1 3/20
Great result for The Outlaw, who finished third, best of the Stewart-Haas Racing cars. Lots of speed. Last week: 12.
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12

Carl Edwards

0 1 4/17
The Sonoma winner looked good here, too, with a fifth-place finish in one of Jack Roush's Fords. Last week: 13.
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13

Denny Hamlin

0 3 2/19
Despite a harrowing crash into the pit road barrels, Hamlin managed to come home 24th. Last week: 10.
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14

AJ Allmendinger

0 - 13/20
All hail The 'Dinger, who is now in the Chase and in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win column. Last week: Unranked.
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15

Clint Bowyer

0 1 11/20
Ouch 27th wasn't what Bowyer was looking for. He's now 1 point inside of the final Chase transfer spot. Last week: 14.
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16

Greg Biffle

0 1 7/20
A top 10 for The Biff, who is not known as a great road-course racer. Well done. Last week: 15.
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17

Kasey Kahne

0 1 8/20
The good news for Kahne was that he had his best career finish at the Glen, ending the race 12th. Last week: 16.
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18

Aric Almirola

0 2 10/21
Top 20 run for Almirola. More importantly, he is all but locked into the Chase. Last week: 20.
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19

Austin Dillon

0 2 14/20
In 22 races this season, Dillon has finished 15th through 17th nine times. He'd like more speed in his cars. Last week: 17.
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20

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
Quick work by his crew after a fluid leak meant Menard didn't finish worse than 32nd. Last week: 18.
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