Jun 8, 2014; Long Pond, PA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (left) holds the winning trophy with NASCAR Spring Cup Series crew chief Steve Letarte (right) after winning the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

NASCAR: Power Rankings Following Pocono 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 Pocono and the Pocono 400.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2↑51stFirst win ever at Pocono for Earnhardt Jr. who is primed to contend for his first championship this season as well.
2.Jimmie Johnson2↓16thJohnson wasn't able to win his third race in a row but he did have a solid finish.
3.Kevin Harvick2---14thHarvick rebounded for a top-15 after what could have been a much worse day.
4.Jeff Gordon1↑18thLate cautions and fuel play might have cost Gordon a top-five. But with his top-10 he moves back to the points lead.
5.Brad Keselowski1↑32ndIt was Keselowski's race to lose and unfortunately he lost it. It's a shame because he had the car to beat for most of the day.
6.Matt Kenseth0↓425thTough day for Kenseth. Finished outside of the top-20 and lost the points lead.
7.Denny Hamlin1↑34thHamlin was electric during that last run, he just needed more time to run through the field.
8.Joey Logano2↓440thLogano would have been in the mix had he not blown his engine late in the race.
9.Kyle Larson0↑35thLarson won ARCA and took a top-five in Sprint Cup. Nice weekend for the rookie.
10.
Carl Edwards1 ↓341stEdwards getting caught up in Kahne's late wreck cost him a possible top-10 finish.
11.Clint Bowyer0↑311thBowyer just missed the top-10 but he ran well.
12.Kyle Busch1↑112thBusch had a car better than 12th.
13.Tony Stewart0↑213thIf not for the pit road speeding penalty this might have been a win for the No. 14 team.
14.Brian Vickers0↓519thVickers showed speed early but not so much later in the race.
15.Kurt Busch1N/A3rdGreat run for Busch who needs to find consistency before the chase begins.

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