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NASCAR: Power Rankings After 5-Hour Energy 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 Kansas and the 5-Hour Energy 400.

Last finish
1.Jeff Gordon1↑21stGordon has been close to winning all season and he finally broke through at Kansas. Lucky for him the race wasn't one more lap because Harvick might have passed him.
2.Joey Logano2↓14thLogano continues to run well, he will be a threat when the chase begins.
3.Kevin Harvick2↑12ndHarvick needed another lap and he might have won this third race of the season.
4.Kyle Busch1↓215thBusch was chasing his car and the track for most of the night. Late pit strategy helped improve his spot a bit but not much.
5.Matt Kenseth0---10thKenseth was a non-factor all weekend until the last 50 laps. A solid 10th place finish.
6.Dale Earnhardt Jr.1↑45thNice run for Earnhardt Jr. to go along with a great 2014 thus far.
7.Carl Edwards1↑46thContract talk or lack thereof really became an issue for Edwards this week. Good job on his part to have a solid run and not let the contract be a distraction.
8.Kyle Larson0↓212th12th place finish by Larson continues an impressive season for the rookie driver.
9.Kasey Kahne0↑63rdIt took 11 races but Kahne finally put together one heck of a race.
Brian Vickers0↓214thIf Vickers makes the chase he might be able to make some noise. He is currently in the top-10 in points.
11.Denny Hamlin1↓418thKansas was not Hamlin's night. He fought back from a lap down early but never had a strong car.
12.Ryan Newman0---11thNewman has found consistency the past few weeks, I wager he wins a race this year.
13.Jimmie Johnson0N/A9thHe did not win but he did run well.
14.Danica Patrick0N/A7thKansas marked her best career Sprint Cup finish, impressive.
15.Aric Almirola0N/A8thAlmirola has three top-10 finishes this year, who knew ...

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Tags: Danica Patrick Jeff Gordon Kasey Kahne Kevin Harvick NASCAR

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