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Week23 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted August 18, 2014 09:22 AM EDT

With his third victory of the season, Jeff Gordon jumps back to the top of the FOXSports.com Power Rankings.

Here's this week's list:

+4

Busch

-9

Larson

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jeff Gordon

3 1 1/13
A big day for Big Daddy, as he wins his third race in a single season for the 14th time in his career. Looking stout in his Drive for Five. Last week: 2.
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2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3 1 1/20
After getting clobbered on pit road by Kyle Larson, Earnhardt still managed to finish fifth, which is impressive. Last week: 1.
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3

Brad Keselowski

3 - 1/12
Not as fast as teammate Joey Logano, a blown tire cost Keselowski a shot at victory. Still, he rallied to finish eighth. Last week: 3.
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4

Kevin Harvick

2 1 1/20
For the fourth consecutive Michigan race, Harvick finished second. Good, but not good enough to win. Last week: 5.
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5

Joey Logano

2 1 1/20
After nailing the first seven restarts, Logano slipped on the final one and Gordon pounced for the victory. Last week: 4.
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6

Jimmie Johnson

3 - 1/15
This time around, Johnson had the shifter of his car break off and somehow finished ninth. Last week: 6.
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7

Kurt Busch

1 4 3/20
Racing for the victory on Lap 178 restart, Busch got sideways and cut a rear tire. Fast car, bad finish. Last week: 11.
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8

Ryan Newman

0 - 8/17
Some late-race hostilities between Johnson and Newman, but a good points day for the Indiana native. Last week: 8.
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9

Kyle Busch

1 2 3/16
Yet another bad outing for Busch, who banged the wall on Turn 4 and lost 25 laps in the garage for repairs. Last week: 7.
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10

Denny Hamlin

1 3 1/19
Best in class among the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas, Hamlin finished seventh. Last week: 13.
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11

Clint Bowyer

0 4 4/20
A quiet sixth-place finish helped Bowyer in his hopes for a wild-card slot in the Chase. Last week: 15.
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12

Matt Kenseth

0 2 3/13
Bad fortune for the 2003 champ, as he checked up and got tagged from behind after Danica Patrick spun. He finished 38th. Last week: 10.
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13

Carl Edwards

2 1 4/17
Miserable day for Edwards, who had problems with handling and on pit road. Last week: 12.
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14

AJ Allmendinger

1 - 13/20
After last week's huge victory , The 'Dinger followed it up with a respectable 13th-place finish. Last week: 14.
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15

Aric Almirola

1 3 12/21
Caught up in Danica Patrick's wreck early, Almirola did well to rebound and finish 20th. Last week: 18.
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16

Greg Biffle

0 - 5/20
A 10th-place finish at least kept Biffle's Chase wild-card hopes alive. Last week: 16.
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17

Kasey Kahne

0 - 11/20
Now just 9 points out of the final Chase spot, Kahne still doesn't have the pace of his teammates. Last week: 17.
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18

Kyle Larson

0 9 8/18
First Larson hit Junior on pit road, then a scary moment as he lost a right-front tire, hit the wall and his car caught fire. Huge points hit. Last week: 9.
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19

Paul Menard

0 1 9/20
Excellent top-five finish for Menard, although his Chase hopes are dimming. Last week: 20.
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20

Austin Dillon

0 1 14/20
A 22nd-place finish was a disappointment for Dillon. Last week: 19.
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