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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Michigan

2014 Michigan II CUP Jeff Gordon trophy CIA

Give Jeff Gordon enough chances and he’ll eventually beat you. That’s what happened to Joey Logano as Jeff Gordon pulled off a flawless restart with 17 laps to go, taking the lead and claiming his third win of the season. It’s the most wins Gordon has had in a single season since 2011. It was …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Pocono

2014 Pocono II CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr woohoo CIA

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made another statement as to why he’s a top contender to win the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship Sunday, sweeping both races at Pocono and scoring his third win of the season. To put this year’s performance into perspective, Junior won only one race in the past five seasons. It was an up …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Indianapolis

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Jeff Gordon carries the checkered flag after winning the 2014 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. (Credit: CIA)

It seemed as if it could have been scripted. 20 years after Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400, on ‘Jeff Gordon Day’, he scored his second win of the 2014 season and record fifth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne, led the most laps, but Gordon took advantage of a late restart …

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Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers From The Nationwide and Truck Series

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The Sprint Cup Series might have been off this past weekend, but Power Rankings still runs strong. A lot has been said about drivers making their marks in the Nationwide and Truck Series this season so far, and there is an interesting mix of backgrounds. Some carry the names of their successful parents, some are …

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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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