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Power Rankings after Watkins Glen

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted August 13, 2012 12:43 PM EDT

For the first time all season, Jimmie Johnson is on top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings. But we saw this coming, so, for the second consecutive week, Johnson leads the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.



This week’s list:
 

+4

Biffle

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Stewart

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 - 1/20
He wasn’t a threat to win this time, but Johnson’s third-place run was his series-high 11th top-five finish of the year.
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2

Brad Keselowski

3 2 1/21
Wow. Keselowski put on a spectacular drive en route to a runner-up finish behind Marcos Ambrose.
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3

Greg Biffle

1 4 1/12
For the past few weeks, Biffle has had his ups and downs, but he looked better on Sunday than he has in a while on a road course.
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4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 2 1/13
Let’s not kid yourselves, Junior Nation: Road courses are still a weak area in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s skill set.
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5

Matt Kenseth

1 2 1/13
Eighth place wasn’t too bad for Kenseth, the lame-duck driver at Roush Fenway Racing.
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6

Clint Bowyer

1 3 3/19
The Sonoma winner looked stout again, as he ran well on the Watkins Glen road course, finishing fourth.
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7

Martin Truex Jr.

0 1 3/13
It was an up-and-down day for Truex, who punted Kasey Kahne before finishing 10th.
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8

Tony Stewart

3 3 1/15
A rough outing for five-time Watkins Glen winner Stewart, who finished 19th after an unforced error put him off track.
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9

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/13
This year continues to be a disappointing one for Harvick, as his 15th-place finish wasn’t that good.
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10

Denny Hamlin

2 2 1/12
A catastrophic engine failure concluded a weekend that pretty much was sidetracked from start to finish for Hamlin.
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11

Kasey Kahne

2 - 2/22
Not a great race for Kahne, who finished 13th but held on to the first wild-card spot.
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12

Ryan Newman

1 1 6/22
Fortunate to come home 11th after a flat tire, Newman is holder of the second wild card — at least for now.
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13

Kyle Busch

1 1 3/17
Woulda, coulda, shoulda been a victory for Busch, who led until running through oil on the last lap.
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14

Jeff Gordon

2 2 2/21
A bad day for Gordon, who wrecked coming to the checkered flag and finished 21st instead of seventh.
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15

Marcos Ambrose

0 3 14/21
The affable Aussie won his second straight at Watkins Glen, as he moves into at least wild-card contention.
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16

Carl Edwards

0 - 4/19
The clock keeps ticking for Edwards, winless since March 2011.
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17

Paul Menard

0 2 7/20
Twelfth for Menard, a good race, although his chances of making the Chase are about nil.
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18

Joey Logano

1 1 8/20
Bad day for Logano as a broken shock-absorber mounting left him 32nd.
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19

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 1 17/23
The former Formula One star won his second consecutive pole, but his car broke and he finished 33rd.
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20

Aric Almirola

0 - 15/20
Not known as road-course racer, Almirola did well to finish 18th.
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