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Power Rankings after Michigan

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted June 18, 2012 05:13 PM EDT

Our Long National Nightmare is officially over: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won a NASCAR Sprint Cup points race after a four-year drought.


And Earnhardt’s dominating victory in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway moved him to the top of the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings

+3

Edwards

-2

Johnson

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2 2 1/13
On Father’s Day, Junior administered an old-school butt-whuppin’ his Daddy would have been plenty proud of. Congrats, Junior Nation.
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2

Matt Kenseth

1 - 1/13
Another strong run for Matty Ice, who is looking like the guy who top-fived the field into submission en route to a championship in 2003.
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3

Jimmie Johnson

2 2 1/20
Fighting a wonky handling car, Johnson battled his way to his fourth top-five finish in five races. Still a very dangerous man.
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4

Greg Biffle

1 1 1/12
The fastest man early in the weekend, the Biff and his crew had a tough time coming to grips with the substitute tires mandated by NASCAR.
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5

Tony Stewart

2 1 1/15
Runner-up Stewart finished in the top three for the third time in five races as he appears poised for another summer hot streak.
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6

Denny Hamlin

2 2 1/12
Remember that 60s British band, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown? “I am the god of hell fire and I bring you FIRE!”
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7

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/13
Still just a small step behind the fastest cars, Harvick finished 10th in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
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8

Clint Bowyer

0 2 3/19
Best in class among the Toyotas (7th), Bowyer was furious with his crew for a fuel-only final pit stop.
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9

Martin Truex Jr.

0 1 3/13
A 12th-place run for Truex, who finished outside the top 10 for the third time in the last four races.
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10

Brad Keselowski

2 1 1/21
Bog slow for most of the weekend, 13th had to be a disappointment for Keselowski at his home track.
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11

Carl Edwards

0 3 4/19
Once again, the bottom finisher among the three Roush Fenway Racing Fords, Edwards did OK to end the day in 11th.
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12

Ryan Newman

1 - 6/22
Very fast early on, Newman finished 15th after looking like he’d do much better.
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13

Kyle Busch

1 2 3/17
Engine failures three weeks in a row? Seriously? Isn’t this why Joe Gibbs Racing changed engine builders in the first place?
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14

Joey Logano

1 1 8/20
A hard crash was a brutal reminder to Logano that you’re only as good — or bad — as your last race.
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15

Paul Menard

0 1 7/20
Finishing 22nd shouldn’t move you up, but a lot of those around Menard had worse problems than he did.
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16

Kasey Kahne

1 1 2/22
Ouch. A 33rd-place finish marked the sixth time Kahne has finished 29th or worse in 15 races.
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17

Marcos Ambrose

0 1 14/21
The Aussie set an all-time NASCAR qualifying speed record at a non-restrictor-plate track and finished in the top 10.
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18

Jamie McMurray

0 - 14/20
Slowly, McMurray and EGR are starting to get headed in the right direction.
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19

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/23
The Colombian finished a solid eighth.
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20

Jeff Gordon

0 - 2/21
A sixth-place finish was Gordon’s best since Texas.
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