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Power Rankings after Bristol

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted August 27, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

Denny Hamlin won the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night, with Jimmie Johnson’s runner-up finish moving him to the top of the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.



This week’s list:
 

+7

Hamlin

-4

Newman

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 3 1/20
Considering he started 37th and the nose of his No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet got bashed in early, to finish second is pretty racy.
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2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1 - 1/13
A 12th-place finish wasn’t bad for Earnhardt, but not that great, either. Still, it’s a career year for Junior so far.
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3

Greg Biffle

2 - 1/12
Although he was wicked fast in practice and qualifying, Biffle wasn’t good in the race, finishing 19th. He did hold on to the points lead.
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4

Brad Keselowski

3 3 1/21
After winning the previous two Bristol races, Keselowski got put into the wall and finished 30th. A disappointing weekend, for sure.
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5

Denny Hamlin

4 7 1/12
A huge and surprising victory for Hamlin, who desperately needed it after slumping most of the summer.
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6

Martin Truex Jr.

0 - 3/13
Both Michael Waltrip Racing Toyotas continue to run well, with Truex coming home 11th.
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7

Clint Bowyer

1 - 3/19
A strong night for Bowyer as well, with a seventh-place run.
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8

Matt Kenseth

1 3 1/13
Tight racing with Tony Stewart ended with both he and Stewart crashing. Old Bristol is back.
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9

Kasey Kahne

2 - 2/22
Ninth place for Kahne means he actually could crack the top 10 in points in the next two weeks.
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10

Tony Stewart

3 2 1/15
Although Stewart finished 27th, he did win the helmet toss award.
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11

Kevin Harvick

0 - 1/13
A new crew chief wasn’t the answer this week for Harvick, as he finished 15th.
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12

Kyle Busch

1 1 3/17
By Busch’s standards, sixth at Bristol isn’t good. But it was enough to move him back into the second wild-card spot.
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13

Jeff Gordon

1 4 2/21
He still probably needs to win again to make the Chase, but Gordon had a great third-place finish.
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14

Ryan Newman

1 4 6/22
The big loser in Bristol was Newman, who got wrecked by Juan Pablo Montoya and finished 36th.
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15

Marcos Ambrose

1 - 14/21
A third consecutive top five for the suddenly red-hot Aussie.
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16

Joey Logano

1 4 8/20
He led a race-high 139 laps, but Logano slumped to finish eighth.
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17

Carl Edwards

0 3 4/19
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, Edwards' Chase hopes are about done.
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18

Brian Vickers

0 - 7/21
In just six starts this season, Vickers has three top fives, including two at Bristol.
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19

Paul Menard

0 3 7/20
A top-10 for Menard, but pending NASCAR penalties have doomed his season.
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20

Jamie McMurray

0 2 14/20
A very average run for McMurray, who finished 17th.
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