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Week18 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, FOX Sports

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Posted July 07, 2014 09:47 AM EDT

Congratulations to Aric Almirola, crew chief Trent Owens, Richard Petty and the rest of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team on an historic victory at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

The victory moves Almirola into the Chase for the Sprint Cup and the FOXSports.com Power Rankings as well.

Here's this week's list:

+8

Hamlin

-5

Larson

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2 1 1/20
None of the big dogs had much fun in the Coke Zero 400, including Earnhardt, who finished 14th. Last week: 2.
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2

Jeff Gordon

1 2 1/13
A 12th-place finish for Gordon allowed him to comfortably hang onto the points lead. Last week: 4.
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3

Jimmie Johnson

3 2 1/15
Lately, it seems Daytona has been checkers or wreckers for the six-time champion. Sunday was wreckers for Johnson, who finished 42nd. Last week: 1.
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4

Brad Keselowski

3 1 1/12
If you don't win, does it matter where you end up? Two-time winner Keselowski was 18th. Last week: 3.
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5

Kurt Busch

1 2 3/20
Strong effort for Busch, who led the most laps and wound up third. He and his team are starting to click. Last week: 7.
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6

Joey Logano

2 - 1/20
About all you can say for Logano is that he finished one position ahead of his teammate Keselowski. Last week: 6.
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7

Kevin Harvick

2 2 1/20
Suffice to say Harvick won't be sending Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a Christmas card this year. Last week: 5.
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8

Carl Edwards

2 - 4/17
Part of the first Big One caused by Stenhouse, Edwards ended the race 37th. Last week: 8.
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9

Matt Kenseth

0 - 3/13
Twentieth for the two-time Daytona 500 winner was one of many disappointments on the day. Last week: 9.
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10

Kyle Busch

1 - 3/16
The younger Busch wound up on his roof in the second Big One, a scary moment. Last week: 10.
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11

Denny Hamlin

1 8 1/19
Much needed top-10 for Hamlin, who has had bad luck in recent weeks. Last week: 19.
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12

Aric Almirola

1 - 0/0
Huge victory for Almirola and the team, as the No. 43 will be in the Chase for the first time. Last week: Unranked.
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13

Ryan Newman

0 2 9/18
Despite a poor finish, still in the top 10 in points and likely to make the Chase. Last week: 11.
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14

Tony Stewart

0 2 3/20
Not happy to be crashed out by Stenhouse early in the race. Can you blame him? Last week: 12.
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15

Clint Bowyer

0 - 4/20
A top-10 finish for Bowyer, who survived the carnage. Last week: 15.
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16

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
Sixteenth was just an OK finish for Menard, but better than lots of guys did. Last week: 14.
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17

Austin Dillon

0 3 14/20
Great race for Dillon, the top-finishing rookie at fifth. Last week: 20.
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18

Kyle Larson

0 5 8/18
A crash victim, Larson lost five positions in the points. Last week: 13.
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19

Greg Biffle

0 3 5/20
If the Chase started today, Biffle wouldn't be in it. Last week: 16.
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20

Kasey Kahne

0 3 11/20
See Biffle above. Last week: 17.
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