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NASCAR: Power Rankings After Aaron's 499


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 Talladega and the Aaron’s 499.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Joey Logano2---32ndLogano had a strong car at Talladega! Unfortunately a wreck put an end to any chance that he had to win his third race of the season.
2.Kyle Busch1↑112thNice run by Busch although he wasn't a factor in the end.
3.Jeff Gordon0↓139thGordon ran up front for the first 1/3 of the race before deciding to play it "safe" and slide to the back. As he was coming back to the front with about 55 laps to go he got caught up in in Keselowski's wreck. So much for playing it safe.
4.Kevin Harvick2↑27thConsistency will get Harvick to Homestead this season. He needs to keep putting together finishes likes this.
5.Matt Kenseth0↓137thGood car but got eaten up by a Talladega wreck.
6.Kyle Larson0↑19thLarson wasn't around much early but it's about where you finish races that matters.
7.Denny Hamlin1N/A1stHamlin won his 24th career Sprint Cup race in his 300th career start. Not too shabby.
8.Brian Vickers0↑54thVickers is quietly putting together a pretty nice season, just saying.
9.AJ Allmendinger0↑55thThe Dinger is on the move after a nice top-five finish.
10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.1↓526thA lot of good cars finished poorly because of wrecks. Earnhardt finished poorly because he choose to run in the back.
11.Carl Edwards1↓230thEdwards was a contender late until he wrecked.
12.Ryan Newman0↓218thNewman slides a little but hey it is Talladega afterall.
13.Brad Keselowski1↓638thA couple of questionable choices and wrecks hurt Brad this week.
14.Martin Truex Jr. 0↑117thMiddle of the road kind of day here for Truex Jr. and company.
15.Kasey Kahne0N/A8thA solid top-10 run for Kahne and the No. 5 team.

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