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NASCAR Power Rankings Week 6

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted March 25, 2013 05:12 PM EDT

With his runner-up finish in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes over the No. 1 spot in the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings.

This week’s list:

+5

Busch

-7

Bowyer

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 3 1/14
Five races into the season Junior has three top-five and five top-10 finishes, including his second place on Sunday. He’s off to the best start of his career.
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2

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/16
For the first time all season, Keselowski failed to finish in the top five, as he had myriad problems throughout the weekend in Southern California.
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3

Kyle Busch

2 5 1/16
The younger Busch has always been a streaky racer and his sweep of the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races could launch him to a great season.
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4

Kasey Kahne

1 2 2/15
One of six drivers who bounced off the wall after hitting Timmy Hill’s oil slick, Kahne rebounded to finish ninth and hold on to seventh place in points.
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5

Jimmie Johnson

1 2 1/7
Don’t let the 12th-place finish fool you: Johnson was awful at Auto Club Speedway, which is usually one of his very best tracks.
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6

Carl Edwards

1 3 1/19
A week earlier at Bristol, Carl Edwards puked in his car and lost 12 pounds in the process. This week, he finished fourth as he had a strong run.
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7

Greg Biffle

0 - 4/18
Another up-and-down weekend for Biffle, who at times was really fast and at times not. He finished a respectable sixth.
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8

Matt Kenseth

1 3 1/9
Surprisingly, perhaps, Kenseth was the least competitive of the three JGR Toyotas, although he ended the race in seventh place.
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9

Paul Menard

0 2 9/20
Quietly, Menard is putting together a very strong season. He finished in the top 10 for the third time in five races so far.
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10

Denny Hamlin

0 - 1/19
Although he officially was credited with 25th, Hamlin came within half a lap of winning at Auto Club before crashing hard.
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11

Joey Logano

0 1 3/19
Wow, Logano sure ticked Tony Stewart off and he won’t be on Denny Hamlin’s Christmas card list, either, but he finished a strong and controversial third.
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12

Kurt Busch

0 3 2/19
With his second consecutive top-five finish, Kurt Busch is one of the most interesting storylines of the still-young season.
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13

Clint Bowyer

0 7 2/15
On a weekend when the Toyotas were pretty much all fast, Bowyer lost an engine and finished 35th. Huge disappointment.
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14

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 1 13/21
Twentieth wasn’t very good, but for the fourth race in a row, Stenhouse finished ahead of girlfriend Danica Patrick.
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15

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
For the first time all season, Harvick led a lap, although he could do no better than finish 13th.
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16

Tony Stewart

0 3 1/20
Wow. Stewart blew up at Joey Logano, who blocked him on the last restart. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next with those two.
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17

Jamie McMurray

0 1 11/18
The veteran cracked the top 20, but just barely, finishing 19th.
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18

Jeff Gordon

0 1 3/18
The four-time Sprint Cup champion was all over the map, finishing 11th after being as far back as 33rd.
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19

Martin Truex Jr.

0 1 9/20
One of the few Toyotas that didn’t run well, Truex finished the race 18th.
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20

Aric Almirola

0 - 8/20
A decent 14th-place finish for Almirola.
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