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Week18 Power rankings

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted June 24, 2013 10:56 AM EDT

Martin Truex Jr. broke a 218-race winless streak to capture the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, but it’s Carl Edwards who uses his third-place finish to capture the top position in the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings this week.

This week’s list:

+7

Truex Jr.

-5

Stewart

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Carl Edwards

0 2 1/19
Historically, Edwards isn’t one of the sport’s premier road racers, yet he finished third at Sonoma and has cut Jimmie Johnson’s points lead by more than half in just two races.
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2

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
Not a great race for Harvick, but a solid one, as he finished 10th. He could win another race or two before the Chase for the Sprint Cup starts.
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3

Jimmie Johnson

0 1 1/7
The five-time champ came home ninth, and only once in the last five races has finished better than that.
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4

Clint Bowyer

0 - 2/15
Last year’s Sonoma winner finished fifth, giving team owner Michael Waltrip a second car in the top five to go with race-winner Truex.
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5

Matt Kenseth

0 - 1/9
Not a great race for Kenseth, who ran well early, but faded to 19th. After three early victories, Kenseth average finish in last five races is 21.4.
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6

Greg Biffle

0 3 4/18
After finishing second at Pocono and winning at Michigan, Biffle ran a strong race to finish eighth at Sonoma.
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7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 - 1/14
Given how much he truly dislikes road racing, a 12th-place finish in Northern California is a moral victory.
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8

Kurt Busch

0 2 2/19
Despite consecutive pit-road speeding penalties, Busch rallied back to score his fourth top-five finish of the season.
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9

Martin Truex Jr.

0 7 9/20
A grand and glorious afternoon for Truex, who earned his second career victory in dominating fashion.
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10

Kyle Busch

0 4 1/16
The younger Busch brother got totally abused and knocked off the track twice in a truly dismal day.
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11

Kasey Kahne

0 1 2/15
An under-the-radar top-five finish for Kahne, who once again had a very fast car, but this time avoided mayhem.
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12

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/16
A disappointing afternoon for the current Sprint Cup champion, who finished 21st. Not what he expected.
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13

Tony Stewart

0 5 1/20
Heavy contact with Denny Hamlin doomed Stewart of any hope of a good finish. And Hamlin, too.
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14

Jeff Gordon

0 1 3/18
The four-time champion finished second after Juan Pablo Montoya ran out of gas on the last lap. Strong day overall.
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15

Joey Logano

0 1 3/19
Another good race for Logano, who came home 11th. So far, Logano is off to the best start of his career.
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16

Paul Menard

0 3 9/20
A 14th-place finish for Menard, which is about where he seems to run most every week.
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17

Aric Almirola

0 - 8/20
Finishing 20th doesn’t sound great, but it was the best Almirola has ever done at Sonoma.
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18

Ryan Newman

0 1 7/20
Fifteenth was best in class among the Stewart-Haas Chevrolets. Not great but better than his teammates.
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19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 - 13/21
The best thing that can be said about Stenhouse’s season is that he finished ahead of his girlfriend on the track.
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20

Jeff Burton

0 2 16/22
It was a day of struggle for Burton after a spin in Turn 11.
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