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Week26 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted September 08, 2014 09:56 AM EDT

Brad Keselowski absolutely savaged the field at Richmond to move atop the FOXSports.com Power Rankings heading into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Here’s this week’s list:

+2

Keselowski

-2

Earnhardt Jr.

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Brad Keselowski

0 2 1/12
Keselowski led 383 of 400 laps at Richmond and became the first driver to win four Sprint Cup races this season. Last week: 3.
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2

Jeff Gordon

0 1 1/13
A runner-up finish was good for Gordon, but he had nothing for Keselowski. Of course, neither did anyone else. Last week: 1.
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3

Joey Logano

0 1 1/19
He wasn’t as good as his teammate Keselowski, but Logano has now finished sixth or better in six of the last seven races. Last week: 4.
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4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 2 1/20
In four of his last five races, Earnhardt has failed to finish higher than 11th. Still strong, but off just a little. Last week: 2.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

0 - 1/15
Scary night for Johnson, who spent an hour in the infield care center getting 5 liters of IV fluids pumped into him. Last week: 5.
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6

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/20
After the race, an unhappy Harvick said he can’t win a championship with his current pit crew. Last week: 6.
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7

Kurt Busch

0 1 3/20
A seventh-place finish for Busch was OK, but nothing to get too excited about. Last week: 8.
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8

Carl Edwards

0 1 4/17
The three Roush Fenway Racing Fords were bog slow at Richmond, with none of the drivers finishing better than 20th. Last week: 7.
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9

Matt Kenseth

0 - 3/13
After hitting the wall and finishing 41st, Kenseth was very unhappy with himself. Last week: 9.
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10

Ryan Newman

0 1 8/17
By coming up big when he needed to with a top-10 run, Newman has locked himself into the Chase. Last week: 11.
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11

Denny Hamlin

0 1 1/19
Usually, Hamlin is one of the guys to beat at his home track. This time, he was 21st. Last week: 10.
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12

Kyle Busch

0 1 3/16
Fourteenth sounds bad until you realize that it was Busch’s best finish in the last six races. Last week: 13.
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13

Kasey Kahne

0 1 11/20
A week after his huge Atlanta win, Kahne barely made it into the top 20 this time around. Last week: 12.
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14

Aric Almirola

0 - 12/21
A second consecutive top-10 finish for Almirola, who has to be encouraged by his season. Last week: 14.
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15

Greg Biffle

0 - 5/20
Honestly, Biffle is fortunate to be in the Chase, given how slow his team’s cars were at Richmond. Last week: 15.
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16

AJ Allmendinger

0 - 13/20
Hey, he’s in the Chase. The ‘Dinger has exceeded expectations this year. Last week: 16.
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17

Kyle Larson

0 - 8/18
Unfortunately for Larson, he won’t make the Chase, but he’s still had a strong rookie season. Last week: 17.
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18

Clint Bowyer

0 - 4/20
The first driver to miss the Chase, Bowyer and the rest of Michael Waltrip Racing have struggled since last year’s Richmond fiasco. Last week: 18.
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19

Paul Menard

0 - 9/20
A top-20 finish for Menard, who is having a decent but not spectacular season. Last week: 19.
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20

Jamie McMurray

0 - 6/20
He won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race but couldn’t quite make the Chase. Last week: Unranked.
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