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NASCAR: Power Rankings After Bojangles' 500 From Darlington

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After a week off it’s finally time to get ramped up and back in the NASCAR flow. 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 Darlington and the Bojangles’ 500.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Jeff Gordon0↑17thThe wins will come for Gordon. Until then he has used six top-10 finishes in eight races to be the points leader two weeks in a row.
2.Kevin Harvick2N/A1stWelcome to the chase Kevin Harvick. One win almost certainly put you in but two wins guarantees it. Just as long as he stays top-30 in points.
3.Matt Kenseth0↑34thKenseth is one point behind Gordon in the standings and is also without a win. Can you imagine if these guys start winning races.
4.Kyle Larson0↓18thLarson ran 12th-20th all day. In the end he found his way into the top-10. This rookie has skills.
5.Kyle Busch1↓16thBusch has a good run in Darlington and he even earned a stripe.
6.Joey Logano1↓535thLogano did not have a good run in Darlington. He hopes Richmond will be better to him and his No. 22 machine.
7.Tony Stewart0---9thBack-to-back top-10 finishes for Smoke. He is quietly building a consistent string off good runs.
8.Dale Earnhardt Jr.1↑32ndIf not for that final caution, Jr would be the one with two wins on the season. Instead he has another second place finish.
9.Brad Keselowski1↓417thWith 10 laps to go he was running in the top-5. Late cautions killed the No. 2 team.
10.
Jimmie Johnson0↑33rdJohnson's car was junk all weekend and then Knaus fixed her up real good. Still no win for Johnson though.
11.Clint Bowyer0↑312thBowyer is slowly turning that corner and he just got married this past week.
12.Carl Edwards1↓413thEdwards has been middle of the road for most of the year. Good thing he got that win though.
13.Denny Hamlin0↓419thHamlin got hit with a pit road speeding penalty, battled back close to the top-10 and lost it all again on the final run. Darn!
14.Austin Dillon0N/A11thDillon almost cracked the top-10. He needs to get on Larson's level.
15.Ryan Newman0N/A10thHe wasn'y Flyin' Ryan but he did have a good car and a solid top-10 finish.

Did your favorite driver make the cut? Who would you have ranked in the top spot? Share your thoughts by commenting below. Be sure to check back with us during the week for all of the information that you could possibly need for this weeks race.

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of BeyondTheFlag.com on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.

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