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Matt Kenseth retains his spot atop the Power Rankings while Kevin Harvick moves up and Brad Keselowski drops down. (Photo: Getty Images)

Matt Kenseth has retained his spot atop the Power Rankings while Kevin Harvick made a big move up and Brad Keselowski dropped further down.

1. Matt Kenseth: Strong outing that didn't pan out in the pit strategy that ended the race and Kenseth wound up with a 15th-place finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 117.8
Point Standings: Third
Previous Ranking: First (No Change)

2. Jimmie Johnson: Johnson uncharacteristically spun out off Turn 4 to set off a chain-reaction crash that ended his chance at becoming the first back-to-back All Star Race/Coke 600 winner since 2010.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 112.4
Point Standings: First
Previous Ranking: Second (NC)

3. Carl Edwards: Had the No. 99 out-front but was shuffled back to finish outside the top 10 in 11th place Sunday night.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.7
Point Standings: Second
Previous Ranking: Third (NC)

4. Kasey Kahne: Was hung out to dry on the final round of pit stops and had to settle for a frustrating second-place finish despite having a very fast racecar.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.9
Point Standings: Fifth
Previous Ranking: Fifth (Up 1)

5. Clint Bowyer: Nothing spectacular again for Bowyer, but a top-10 Charlotte finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.1
Point Standings: Fourth
Previous Ranking: Fourth (Down 1)

6. Kevin Harvick: Took advantage of a two-tire stop on the final trip down pit road to get the lead and a path to victory No. 2 this season.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.5
Point Standings: Seventh
Previous Ranking: Eighth (Up 2)

7. Kyle Busch: Crazy night for Busch that included damage from an errant television cable on the track and finally an engine failure that knocked him from competition.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.2
Point Standings: 11th
Previous Ranking: Sixth (Down 1)

8. Brad Keselowski: Strangely to blame for his late-race wreck with Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. that extended the defending champion's recent streak of poor finishes.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.6
Point Standings: Eighth
Previous Ranking: Seventh (Down 1)

9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: A blown engine ended any hope of a Coca-Cola 600 win for "Junior Nation."

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.2
Point Standings: Sixth
Previous Ranking: Ninth (NC)

10. Jeff Gordon: Pit strategy miscalculations were compounded by being in the wrong place at the wrong time when Gordon was swept up in a hard crash with Mark Martin and Aric Almirola.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.6
Point Standings: 15th
Previous Ranking: Tenth (NC)

Related Topics:

NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth

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