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Week33 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted October 27, 2014 11:53 AM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored a huge victory at Martinsville Speedway, but it’s Joey Logano who moves to the top of the FOXSports.com Power Rankings after the opening race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Here’s this week’s list:

+8

Earnhardt Jr.

-7

Keselowski

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Joey Logano

0 1 1/16
For the sixth time in seven Chase races, Logano finished in the top five. His average Chase finish is 4.29. That’s a championship number. Last week: 2.
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2

Jeff Gordon

0 3 1/13
Although he didn’t win, Gordon finished second and was helped by the fact that a non-Chaser won the race. Last week: 5.
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3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 8 1/11
Junior Nation rejoiced as Earnhardt won his fourth race of the year and delivered big for boss and mentor Rick Hendrick. Last week: 11.
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4

Ryan Newman

0 - 2/15
With a third-place run at Martinsville, Newman has consecutive top-five finishes. He only had two top fives in the first 31 races. Last week: 4.
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5

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/12
That Kenseth finished sixth after misjudging a corner entry and wrecking Kevin Harvick is nothing short of amazing. Last week: 6.
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6

Denny Hamlin

0 1 2/19
A good points day for Hamlin, but eighth place was not the finish that the four-time Martinsville winner wanted. Last week: 7.
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7

Carl Edwards

0 1 4/17
As usual, Edwards wasn’t very good at Martinsville, and his 20th-place finish really hurt his title chances. Last week: 8.
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8

Brad Keselowski

0 7 1/12
A late-race driveline problem left the 2012 champion in a deep points hole, just like in the last round. Last week: 1.
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9

Kevin Harvick

0 6 1/20
After qualifying 33rd, Harvick raced his way into the top 10 quickly, only to get wrecked by Kenseth. Harvick finished 33rd, too. Last week: 3.
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10

Kyle Busch

0 1 3/16
Martinsville was never Busch’s favorite place, although he managed to finish a respectable 11th. Last week: 9.
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11

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/15
Another terrible outing for Johnson, who punched in the nose of his car and wound up 32nd. Last week: 10.
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12

Kasey Kahne

0 - 8/20
In a battle of lightweight contenders, Kahne and Brian Vickers took turns wrecking each other. Last week: 12.
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13

Kyle Larson

0 - 8/18
A late-race wreck left Larson 30th. This is one of the few tracks where the rookie still struggles. Last week: 13.
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14

AJ Allmendinger

0 1 13/20
Solid performance by the ‘Dinger, who came home in ninth place. Last week: 15.
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15

Kurt Busch

0 1 3/20
The spring Martinsville winner had a great race going until his car died on him. Last week: 14.
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16

Clint Bowyer

0 - 11/20
Seventh place for Bowyer represented an afternoon of quality work. Last week: 16.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 - 11/20
Mixed bag for McMurray, who won the pole, but finished 16th. Last week: 17.
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18

Greg Biffle

0 - 7/20
The Roush Fenway Racing Fords have rarely been good here. Case in point, Biffle finishes 13th. Last week: 18.
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19

Austin Dillon

0 - 14/20
Twelfth place wasn’t bad at all for the rookie third-generation driver. Last week: 19.
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20

Aric Almirola

0 - 10/21
Mid-pack for Almirola, who finished 21st and on the lead lap. Last week: 20.
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