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Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead at Watkins Glen. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Season-to-Date Driver Ratings

1. Jimmie Johnson: Back on top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after notching a third-place effort in Sunday's wild Watkins Glen finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.9
Point Standings: First
Previous Ranking: First

2. Brad Keselowski: Came out of The Glen with a second-place performance that included an epic battle with eventual winner Marcos Ambrose on the final lap.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.5
Point Standings: Fifth
Previous Ranking: Second

3. Matt Kenseth: A decent day for Kenseth at The Glen meant a top-10 finish for the Roush Fenway Racing driver who moved closer to the top of the point standings.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.5
Point Standings: Third
Previous Ranking: Fourth

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Appeared headed for a very good Watkins Glen performance before spinning late in the race. The mishap cost Junior the series point lead for the first time in a couple weeks.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.8
Point Standings: Fourth
Previous Ranking: Third

5. Tony Stewart: Had a rough day at The Glen in his quest for a sixth career victory with a pit road penalty and crash all part of the afternoon.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.3
Point Standings: Eighth
Previous Ranking: Fifth

6. Greg Biffle: Just a point behind Johnson in the race for the Sprint Cup Series championship lead after a steady afternoon on the Watkins Glen road course.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.1
Point Standings: Second
Previous Ranking: Seventh

7. Clint Bowyer: A solid top-five finish for Bowyer on Sunday to go along with his previous road-course win this season at Sonoma.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.8
Point Standings: Seventh
Previous Ranking: Ninth

8. Kasey Kahne: Not the best day for Kahne who was involved in a game of bumper tag with Martin Truex Jr. among other adventures.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.1
Point Standings: 11th
Previous Ranking: Eighth

9. Denny Hamlin: A fire in the aftermath of a blown engine punctuated Hamlin's Watkins Glen experience, which continued his road-course racing misery.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.1
Point Standings: 10th
Previous Ranking: Sixth

10. Martin Truex Jr.: Survived the Kahne skirmish to knock down another consistent finish and continue his march to a first-ever Michael Waltrip Racing berth in the Chase along with teammate Bowyer.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.6
Point Standings: Sixth
Previous Ranking: 10th

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