Nascar Power Rankings

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings

Week 29 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted September 29, 2014 09:10 AM EDT

Joey Logano takes over the top spot in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings after his third straight top-five finish. But the top three – Logano, teammate Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon – are in a virtual dead heat right now.

Here’s this week’s list:
 

+5

Edwards

-9

Larson

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Joey Logano

0 1 1/16
The driver known as “Sliced Bread” had the best average finish in the Challenger Round at 3.0 and a victory at New Hampshire. Last week: 2.
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2

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/12
The 2012 champ had another fine run at Dover, where he finished second to race winner Gordon. Last week: 1.
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3

Jeff Gordon

0 1 1/13
An emotional fourth victory of the season for the four-time champion, who is driving like he’s 25. Last week: 4.
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4

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/20
For years, Harvick’s nickname was “The Closer.” The only problem is, right now he can’t close at all. Last week: 2.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/15
The six-time champion has won nine races at The Monster Mile. Sunday, he finished third but failed to lead a lap. Last week: 6.
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6

Kyle Busch

0 1 3/16
Quietly, Busch has posted three consecutive top-10 finishes. He will have a tough test at Kansas, one of his worst tracks. Last week: 7.
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7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 2 1/11
Just one top-10 finish in the last six races for Earnhardt, not an encouraging trend this time of year. Last week: 5.
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8

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/12
Strong fifth-place effort for Kenseth, who was best in class among the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas. Last week: 9.
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9

Ryan Newman

0 2 2/15
Eighth at Dover was Newman’s only top-10 finish during the Challenger Round, but he moves on. Last week: 11.
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10

Carl Edwards

0 5 4/17
Face it, the Roush Fenway Racing Fords aren’t running well enough for Edwards to make any noise in the Chase. Last week: 15.
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11

Denny Hamlin

0 3 2/19
A narrow escape for Hamlin, who was outside the top 12 coming into Dover, but made it in by 4 points. Last week: 14.
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12

Kasey Kahne

0 1 8/20
By making an amazing recovery from being four laps down, Kahne snared the final Contender Round slot. Last week: 13.
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13

Kurt Busch

0 1 3/20
In the end, an ill-handling car meant Busch did not advance out of the Challenger Round. Last week: 12.
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14

AJ Allmendinger

0 3 13/20
Although he was eliminated from title contention, The ‘Dinger and JTG Daugherty Racing made huge strides this year. Last week: 17.
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15

Aric Almirola

0 5 10/21
The minute Almirola’s engine let go in Chicago, his Chase chances became slim and none. Last week: 10.
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16

Greg Biffle

0 2 7/20
No real surprise that Biffle did not make it to the next round. The Roush Fenway cars simply lack speed. Last week: 18.
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17

Kyle Larson

0 9 8/18
The superb rookie season for Larson continued at Dover, where he finished sixth. Last week: 8.
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18

Clint Bowyer

0 1 11/20
A top-10 finish for Bowyer after a long afternoon of racing. Last week: 19.
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19

Jamie McMurray

0 3 11/20
Twenty-second definitely isn’t where McMurray wanted to finish, but that’s where he wound up. Last week: 16.
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20

Austin Dillon

0 - 4/14
The Monster Mile proved a struggle for Dillon, who finished 24th. Last week: 20.
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