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NASCAR Power Rankings: Kobalt 400


Each and every week Beyond The Flag will bring you weekly NASCAR Power Rankings. Be sure to check in every week to see if your favorite driver made the list. This is how things stack up coming out of Las Vegas.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Carl Edwards1---10thEdwards had a top-10 at Fontana and took over the points lead. Not too shabby.
2.Matt Kenseth0↑74thTop-five in Fontana, top-five in the points, now the mand needs to win.
3.Kyle Busch1↑101stHe needed help from the caution but a win is a win and Busch is looking chase-happy now.
4.Jeff Gordon0↓113thWith three laps to go Gordon had the race won. The caution and tire situation pushed him outside of the top-10.
5.Denny Hamlin0---N/AHamlin didn't race because of a sinus infection. Poor guy.
6.Brad Keselowski1↓426thTire issues killed a top-five chance for the No. 2 machine.
7.Tony Stewart0↑55thBack-to-back good finishes for Stewart. He might be turning the corner.
8.Kyle Larson0N/A2ndLarson has really come on the last two weeks. People need to pay attention to this kid.
9.Austin Dillon0↓111thAlmost a top-10 for Dillon. Larson is beginning to outshine him though.
10.
Kasey Kahne0↑28thKahne had a top-five car at the end but he couldn't get it through traffic.
11.Jimmie Johnson0↓424thJohnson is off to a slow start but one win will change all of that.
12.Kevin Harvick0↓636th Harvick runs well or hr runs at the back of the running order.
13.Joey Logano0↓539thBad day for Logano, just a bad day.
14.Dale Earnhardt Jr.0↓1012thHis 12th place finish was a gift and not because he had a top-15 car. Jr. hasn't looked good two weeks in a row now.
15.Kurt Busch0N/A3rdBusch finally put a whole race together and had a solid run.

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