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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona-2

2014 Daytona Ii Cup Aric Almirola Team Victory Lane Cia

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It was not the way anyone expected or wanted the race to end, but one fact cannot be denied: Aric Almirola is a winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He put the famed No. 43 back in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999, launching it right into the 2014 Chase during the …

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Top 15 Power Rankings after Kentucky

2014 Dover I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Cia

The Penske Racing duo of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano asserted their dominance at Kentucky and put on a clinic for the rest of the field. Not only did they sweep the front row, they led a combined 236 laps. Although Logano slid back to ninth place after his engine began to flounder, Keselowski won …

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Top 15 Power Rankings After Michigan

2014 Michigan I Cup Jimmie Johnson Woohoo Cia

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Remember when all anyone could talk about was the fact Jimmie Johnson hadn’t won a race yet in 2014, and he kept saying over and over again not to worry? Looks like he was right. Johnson played the late-race pit strategy perfectly en route to his first career win at Michigan and third overall in …

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Power Rankings May 21st

On a weekend when anything goes, that’s exactly what happened at Charlotte. It all started on Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. Yes, Clint Bowyer and AJ Allmendinger raced their way into the All-Star Race, but the story that dominated the night was the Sprint Fan Vote winner. No, it wasn’t Danica Patrick. Phil Parsons …

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NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas I

Mother Nature won AGAIN Sunday, leaving NASCAR to postpone the Texas race until Monday afternoon. I’m sure Penske Racing doesn’t mind much. Joey Logano made it seven winners in seven races, the second-longest streak for NASCAR’s Cup Series since nine different drivers hit victory lane to start the 2003 season. In addition, Penske Racing now …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Martinsville

Six races, six winners and five teams virtually locked into the Chase. If you’re a fan of parity, no doubt, it’s an impressive start to the 2014 NASCAR season. Kurt Busch was the latest addition, able to control his well-documented temper after an early pit road incident with Brad Keselowski. He stayed focused, fought hard …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 after Fontana

  The name of the game in California was tires, tires, tires! Green flag runs never lasted more than 25 laps. Like clockwork, Goodyear flats arose, and it seemed like no one was safe. Every team, it seemed, couldn’t escape the problem. Drivers from Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart-Haas Racing, Penske Racing, Roush Fenway, Michael Waltrip Racing …

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