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Week28 Power rankings

Jay Pennell, FOX Sports

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Posted September 22, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

Team Penske continued to show their strength by winning the second race of the Chase with Joey Logano at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but where does the rest of the field stack up after a wild day in Loudon?

Here’s this week’s list: 

+9

Larson

-5

Busch

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Brad Keselowski

0 - 1/12
Keselowski was bad fast all weekend, but most impressive of all was able to overcome a mid-race spin to still contend for the win late. Last week: 1.
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2

Joey Logano

0 1 1/16
A career day for Logano gave him his second home track win and proved the No. 22 team is a serious threat for the Sprint Cup championship. Last week: 2.
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3

Kevin Harvick

0 2 1/20
Harvick was snookered on the final few restarts of the day, but the No. 4 team consistently remains one of the strongest in the field. Last week: 5.
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4

Jeff Gordon

0 2 1/13
The four-time champ opted for multiple pit stops late in the race and worked his way back to the front, only to have a right front give out with nine laps to go. Last week: 2.
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5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 1 1/11
A rare mistake on pit road put Earnhardt Jr. behind the eight ball much of the day, but he fought back to a top 10 finish. Last week: 4.
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6

Jimmie Johnson

0 - 1/15
A quiet fifth-place finish at Loudon sets Jimmie Johnson up nicely for what could be a statement race at Dover. Last week: 6.
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7

Kyle Busch

0 2 3/16
After a rocky few weeks for the No. 18 team, they rallied together and overcame a late-race wreck to finish eighth. Last week: 9.
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8

Kyle Larson

0 9 8/18
He may not be in the Chase, but the rookie driver has been a contender for the win the last two races. Last week: 17.
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9

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/12
Kenseth looked like a pinball much of the day at Loudon, and finally got the worst of it late. Last week: 8.
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10

Aric Almirola

0 4 10/21
If not for a blown engine at Chicagoland, Almirola could be among the Chase frontrunners. Impressive sixth at Loudon. Last week: 14.
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11

Ryan Newman

0 - 2/15
Caught up in the mess with Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne, Newman is barely hanging on to the final Chase transfer spot. Last week: 11.
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12

Kurt Busch

0 5 3/20
More mistakes on pit road and aggressive moves on the track hurt Busch’s chances at a solid finish at Loudon. Last week: 9.
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13

Kasey Kahne

0 1 8/20
Kahne won his way into the Chase late in the season, and with his luck and performance, may race out of it early. Last week: 12.
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14

Denny Hamlin

0 4 2/19
Despite a strong car early, a costly parts failure led to tensions between the crew. Piling into a wreck on his own didn’t help either. Last week: 10.
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15

Carl Edwards

0 2 4/17
Edwards continues to doubt the team’s ability to compete for the title with the other Chasers, and he’s right on that account. Last week: 13.
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16

Jamie McMurray

0 4 11/20
Much like Larson, McMurray has shown he will be a factor in the remaining Chase races, despite not being a Chase driver. Last week: 20.
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17

AJ Allmendinger

0 1 13/20
An underdog entering the Chase, Allmendinger salvaged a 13th place finish at NHMS, but was never a factor. Last week: 16.
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18

Greg Biffle

0 3 7/20
The highlight of Biffle’s day at Loudon was earning enough free passes to come back from two laps down. Last week: 15.
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19

Clint Bowyer

0 - 11/20
Bowyer was on baby watch this weekend, and was able to have a quiet 14th-place finish. Last week: 19.
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20

Austin Dillon

0 - 14/20
The rookie had a solid 11th at Loudon and appears to be the fourth-best non-Chaser in the field. Last week: Unranked.
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