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Week8 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted April 13, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

Kevin Harvick's move to Stewart-Haas Racing continues to pay dividends, as the veteran captured the Southern 500 to become the first driver to win more than one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this season. And with his victory, Harvick moves to the top of the FOXSports.com Power Rankings.

Here's this week's list following Saturday's race at Darlington Raceway .

+19

Harvick

-8

Menard

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Kevin Harvick

2 19 1/20
By becoming the first two-time winner of the year, Harvick is well and truly locked into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last week: 20.
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2

Jeff Gordon

0 1 1/13
A sixth top-10 finish of the season for Gordon, though he had nothing for Harvick. Last week: 1.
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3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 2 1/20
Junior had a great run, finishing second under the lights at the track too tough to tame. Last week: 5.
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4

Matt Kenseth

0 1 3/13
Last year's championship runner-up matched his best finish of the year with a fourth-place run. Last week: 3.
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5

Kyle Busch

1 1 1/16
Good but not great night for the younger of the Busch brothers, who finished sixth. Last week: 4.
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6

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/7
The six-time champ gambled on tire strategy and almost won, coming home third. Last week: 7.
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7

Carl Edwards

1 1 4/15
Frankly, 13th place was a disappointment for Edwards, who remains third in points. Last week: 6.
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8

Joey Logano

1 6 2/20
The Texas winner qualified second at Darlington, but finished 35th. Tough night. Last week: 2.
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9

Brad Keselowski

1 1 1/20
Seventeenth for the 2012 champ made it a bad night for Team Penske. Last week: 8.
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10

Ryan Newman

0 4 10/18
A 10th-place run for Newman, who survived the chaos to post a solid result. Last week: 14.
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11

Tony Stewart

0 2 3/18
Another strong outing for Smoke, who finished ninth and continues to move up the points. Last week: 13.
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12

Kyle Larson

0 1 9/17
After wrecking his primary car in practice, Larson rebounded for a top-10. Last week: 11.
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13

Austin Dillon

0 2 8/15
Despite a dust-up with AJ Allmendinger, Dillon was 11th at the end of the night. Last week: 15.
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14

Greg Biffle

0 2 3/20
After coming home sixth at Texas, Biffle improved by one spot at Darlington. Last week: 16.
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15

Brian Vickers

0 5 10/19
Though he led 30 laps, Vickers ended his evening 26th, obviously not what he wanted. Last week: 10.
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16

Denny Hamlin

0 4 1/16
A past Darlington winner, Hamlin struggled to finish in the top 20. Last week: 12.
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17

Paul Menard

0 8 9/20
No Menardi Gras this week, as Menard went hard into the wall and flattened his car. Last week: 9.
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18

Marcos Ambrose

0 - 18/20
Fast early, Ambrose, could only muster a 14th-place finish. Last week: 18.
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19

Clint Bowyer

0 2 4/20
Twelfth for Bowyer was an OK finish, but not any better than that. Last week: 17.
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20

Kurt Busch

1 1 2/20
An unhappy ending for Busch, who got turned into the wall late in the race. Last week: 19
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