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Power Rankings after Indianapolis

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted July 30, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

With a fourth-place finish in the Brickyard 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds on to the top spot in the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings for this week. In addition, Earnhardt moved to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings for the first time since 2004.


This week’s list:
 

+4

Johnson

-3

Keselowski

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 - 1/13
What are championships made of? Perhaps what Junior did at the Brickyard — finishing fourth in a car that was barely top 10 in terms of speed, and at one of your weakest tracks. Great run for Earnhardt, who has been very consistent.
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2

Jimmie Johnson

4 4 1/20
Four Brickyard 400 victories moves Johnson into a tie with Jeff Gordon for the all-time lead. It’s looking like a sixth title is very much a possibility for Johnson this year.
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3

Denny Hamlin

2 1 1/12
The pole winner, Hamlin had the dominant car early before losing track position and finishing sixth. Speedy lately but not sealing the deal.
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4

Matt Kenseth

1 2 1/13
It was a horrible day for the former points leader, who got wrecked by Joey Logano and finished 35th.
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5

Greg Biffle

1 - 1/12
For the second time in three years, Biffle finished third in the Brickyard 400.
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6

Brad Keselowski

3 3 1/21
At one point, it looked as though Keselowski might sweep the weekend, but he faded late and finished ninth.
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7

Tony Stewart

3 - 1/15
Slow all weekend, the three-time champ did well to finish 10th — not what he wanted back home in Indiana.
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8

Martin Truex Jr.

0 2 3/13
Another top-10 finish for Truex, who is having the best year of his career.
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9

Kyle Busch

1 3 3/17
Better than anyone not named Johnson, Busch finished second and gave himself some breathing room in the wild-card race.
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10

Kevin Harvick

0 2 1/13
Like his buddy Stewart, Harvick wasn’t very good all weekend long, struggling to finish 13th.
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11

Clint Bowyer

1 2 3/19
After a crash, Bowyer recovered to finish 15th, not bad under the circumstances.
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12

Kasey Kahne

2 1 2/22
The worst finisher among the four Hendrick Chevrolets, Kahne was erratic and came home 12th. Still leads the wild-card standings.
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13

Ryan Newman

1 - 6/22
Seventh place was better than the boss did, but Newman might not be back next year at SHR.
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14

Jeff Gordon

0 2 2/21
Original Four-Time now has finished fifth or sixth in five of the past six races. And he won’t make the Chase.
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15

Paul Menard

0 2 7/20
Alas, no repeat for 2011 Brickyard winner Menard, who finished 14th.
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16

Carl Edwards

0 1 4/19
Engine problems and a 29th-place finish mean you can stick a fork in Edwards’ title hopes. They’re done.
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17

Joey Logano

1 3 8/20
Thirty-third for Logano, after causing a wreck that took out Kenseth.
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18

Jamie McMurray

0 1 14/20
His 2010 Brickyard victory has to feel like a long time ago.
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19

Marcos Ambrose

0 1 14/21
A respectable 20th-place finish for Ambrose..
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20

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/23
The Colombia native finished 21st, one position ahead of his teammate.
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