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NASCAR Power Rankings: Duck Commander 500


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 Texas and the Duck Commander 500.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Joey Logano1↑111stLogano has ran seven races this season and has four top-five finishes and now a win. He is young, talented and hungry!
2.Jeff Gordon0↑22ndGordon can smell a victory! If he keeps running like this he will get one. He is now the points leader for the first time since 2009.
3.Kyle Larson0↑35thA lot of people were ready to appoint Austin Dillon as the Rookie of the Year. Not so fast says Mr. Larson.
4.Kyle Busch1↑13rdBe honest. You were watching Busch on the restart thinking that he was going to find a way to win that race.
5.Brad Keselowski1↓215thStrange start and end to the day for the No. 2 team. Stupid pit road mistake cost them a sure top-five.
6.Matt Kenseth0↓57thSolid run for Kenseth even though he was never a true contender this week.
7.Tony Stewart0↑410thStewart took the pole but that's about it. He faded early in the race but took home a good finish.
8.Carl Edwards1↓614thEdwards wasn't great and he wasn't terrible. That's okay for him since he has already won in 2014.
9.Denny Hamlin0---13thHamlin needs to find consistency. It seems he always looks great at points each week but it doesn't translate. He needs to be a closer.
10.
Kurt Busch1↓239thHis late caution almost killed Logano, it did kill Keselowski ... go figure.
11.Dale Earnhardt Jr.1↓143rdEarnhardt ran 12 laps of this race. Of those 12 about three of them were at full speed.
12.Brian Vickers0N/A4th Brain freakin Vickers. Vickers finished in the top-five and is in the top-10 in points. Brian freakin Vickers!
13.Jimmie Johnson0↓625thEarnhardt's bad day also was Johnson's bad day. BOOM, Grass!
14.Clint Bowyer0N/A8thBowyer is turning the corner. The next few races are going to be key for him.
15.Kasey Kahne0N/A11thKahne was up and down all day. He is having a very curious season with HMS in 2014.

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