May 10, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; The car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards goes through inspections prior to the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR: Power Rankings After Toyota/SaveMart 350

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 Sonoma Raceway and the Toyota/SaveMart 350.

Ranking
Driver
Wins
Change
Last finish
Comments
1.Jeff Gordon1↑22ndAnother lap might have been a win for Gordon. He is the point's leader and has 12 top-10 finishes in 16 races this season.
2.Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2↑23rdIt took 15 starts to get a top-10 at Sonoma for JR and he decided to go a step further and make it a top-five. His eight top-five finishes leads the series this season.
3.Jimmie Johnson3↓27thAnother solid run by Johnson keeps him 2nd in the point standings behind teammate Jeff Gordon. His three wins keep him in prime position to snag the top chase seed.
4.Carl Edwards2↑71stIs he going to JGR or isn't he? While that is still in question, Edwards becoming a real threat for a title this season is not.
5.Kevin Harvick2↓320thHow many ways can one team cost their driver wins and good finishes? Just ask Harvick to count that for you.
6.Clint Bowyer0↑310thBowyer with another top-10. He has found consistency, now he needs to get a win.
7.Brad Keselowski1↓222ndTough weekend for Keselowski, the car was not to his liking at Sonoma.
8.Joey Logano2↓116thAfter an up and down day Logano will take the 16th place finish. Remember when he was winning races?
9.Paul Menard0↑55thMenard is putting himself in a position to make the chase even without a win this season!
10.
Kasey Kahne0↑56thKahne needs to win a race. Running in the top-10 like he has been will give him the chance to do that.
11.Kyle Larson0↓528thThe rookie struggled this weekend, that's part of being a rookie.
12.Kurt Busch1↑112thDecent day for Busch, just missed the top-10.
13.Tony Stewart0↓319thOnly 10 races left to the chase and Stewart needs to win one of those.
14.Matt Kenseth0↓642ndThird race in a row finishing outside the top-10. JR said Kenseth owes him one after JR wrecked the No. 20 car.
15.Jamie McMurray0N/A4thJamie MAC took the pole and brought home a nice top-five finish.

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