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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Everyone thought that a little game of road course bumper cars at Infineon would stir up the Frontstretch Power Rankings. But one week later, it was actually the (mostly) caution-free, flat one-mile oval in New Hampshire that threw the top 15 into the blender. Four drivers climbed into the rankings this week, while four fell …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

A typical road-course weekend saw a few names you don’t normally see up front, and some you expected to see up front relegated to poor finishes through no fault of their own. When the smoke cleared from a day filled with bumper cars and bumpy strategies, Jimmie Johnson surprisingly took home the checkered flag for …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Heluva Good! 400 at Michigan

The Irish Hills of Michigan were not the scene of a fuel-mileage strategy play this weekend; instead, drama fizzled in the face of domination by Denny Hamlin.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono

It’s the Tricky Triangle for a reason, and a serious last-lap melee involving eight cars was the latest Pocono pitfall that knocked out top contenders late.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Coca-Cola 600

Two weeks in Charlotte were very good to Kurt Busch, pulling off the springtime sweep with wins in both the All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 All-Star Race

The All-Star Race saw Kurt Busch go from zero to hero, charging by feuding JGR teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin in the final laps

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

Dover’s Monster Mile was more like Monsters, Inc. this past weekend, but the G-rated version still served up a little mixture among the Power Rankings.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington

The Track Too Tough to Tame lived up to its reputation Saturday night, as most every car was loaded onto the trailer with at least a Darlington stripe.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond

Richmond reminded us there are plenty of emerging contenders, including winner Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

The “lottery” that is Talladega these days usually shuffles the Power Rankings around like those ping-pong balls before they’re picked at random.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas

Once again, Mother Nature wreaked havoc with the NASCAR schedule, causing the second rain-delayed race in three weeks.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix

The duel in the Phoenix desert Saturday night came packaged with a sudden late-night plot twist that led to a green-white-checkered finish for the ages.