Nascar Power Rankings

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings

Week 3 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOXSports.com

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Posted March 10, 2014 08:28 AM EDT

Brad Keselowski was the big winner in Sin City, where he captured the Kobalt 400, but for the fourth consecutive week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the FOXSports.com Power Rankings:

+5

Newman

-7

Mears

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 - 1/11
He gambled and ran out of gas on the last lap, but Earnhardt's average finish in three races this season is 1.67 and he has six consecutive top-five finishes. Last week: 1.
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2

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/12
Led by the brilliant strategy of crew chief Paul Wolfe, the 2012 Sprint Cup champ scored his 11th career series victory and virtually locked himself into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last week: 3.
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3

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/20
It looked for a time as if Harvick would win his second consecutive race, but a rare left-front hub failure knocked him out of contention late in the going. Last week: 2.
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4

Joey Logano

0 3 1/16
Had he not gotten stuck back in traffic Logano might have contended for the victory, but he still finished a respectable fourth. Last week: 7.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/15
The six-time champion ran the way he has all year, hovering around the top five but not looking like the dominant car by any means. Last week: 4.
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6

Jeff Gordon

0 1 1/13
Three consecutive top-10 finishes isn't a bad way to open the season, although Gordon faded late in the race. Last week: 5.
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7

Carl Edwards

0 2 4/17
A strong outing for Edwards, who finished fifth, far ahead of his Roush Fenway Racing teammates. Last week: 9.
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8

Denny Hamlin

0 2 2/19
Truthfully, none of the three Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas looked particularly impressive at Las Vegas, where Hamlin was 12th. Last week: 6.
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9

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/12
Tenth place was best class for Joe Gibbs Racing, but considering Kenseth won this race last year, 10th was a disappointment. Last week: 8.
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10

Ryan Newman

0 5 2/15
The move to Richard Childress Racing may have proven to be a good thing for Newman as he earned his second top 10 of the year. Last week: 15.
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11

Kyle Busch

0 1 3/16
Once again, Busch found it tough to put together a good finish at his home track, despite leading 52 laps. Last week: 12.
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12

Jamie McMurray

0 1 11/20
The senior of the Ganassi drivers was 15th at the end, which was worse than he practiced. Last week: 13.
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13

Greg Biffle

0 3 7/20
In terms of speed, Biffle wasn't even close to his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards. Last week: 10.
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14

Austin Dillon

0 - 14/20
A drama-free 16th-place finish for the rookie was something he can build on from here. Last week: 14.
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15

Kasey Kahne

0 2 8/20
The first top 10 of the year for Kahne, who still trails his Hendrick teammates in speed. Last week: 17.
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16

Brian Vickers

0 - 10/17
The MWR team showed some improvement this week, as Vickers came home 13th. Last week: Unranked.
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17

Paul Menard

0 - 9/20
Congrats to Menard on a great third-place finish and the imminent arrival of his first child. Last week: Unranked.
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18

Casey Mears

0 7 11/18
After opening with two strong races, Mears was 28th at Las Vegas. No bueno. Last week: 11.
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19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 - 10/20
Ouch. Stenhouse's 27th-place finish was six positions worse than his girlfriend finished. Last week: 19.
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20

Clint Bowyer

0 - 11/20
After being very fast In practice, Bowyer ran a disappointing 23rd. Last week: 20.
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