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Jimmie Johnson quenched his thirst for victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway and it's no surprise that he sits atop this week's MRN Power Rankings. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Is there any surprise in who sits on top of this week's Power Rankings?  After Sunday's race in Pocono, it's an obvious choice.

1. Jimmie Johnson: Maybe the scariest thing about Johnson's third win of the season and the dominating performance at Pocono is the fact that Hendrick Motorsports has yet to use one of its four official test sessions.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 114.3
Point Standings: First
Previous Ranking: First (No Change)

2. Matt Kenseth: Got tangled up with Juan Pablo Montoya and limped home with a 25th-place Pocono finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 114.7
Point Standings: Sixth
Previous Ranking: Second (NC)

3. Kyle Busch: A sixth-place Pocono run for Busch, who appeared to be the victim of a little less than normal Toyota power.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.4
Point Standings: Seventh
Previous Ranking: Third (NC)

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: A very good outing for Earnhardt Sunday and perhaps some momentum as he looks for a repeat June win at Michigan International Speedway this coming weekend.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.6
Point Standings: Fourth
Previous Ranking: Ninth (Up 5)

5. Carl Edwards: Still second in the Sprint Cup Series point standings, even after a disappointing 18th-place Pocono performance.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8
Point Standings: Second
Previous Ranking: Fifth (NC)

6. Clint Bowyer: Another victim of the de-tuned Toyota engine program?

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8
Point Standings: Third
Previous Ranking: Sixth (NC)

7. Kevin Harvick: Knocked down another top-10 finish while crew chief Gil Martin dealt with the death of his father over the weekend.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.4
Point Standings: Fifth
Previous Ranking: Seventh (NC)

8. Kasey Kahne: Transmission problems KO'd Kahne from competition right at the start of the race, although he was turning fast laps once he returned to the track.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.2
Point Standings: Eighth
Previous Ranking: Fourth (Down 4)

9. Brad Keselowski: Recovered from a slide-for-life maneuver late in the race but then got shuffled back to come home 16th on Sunday.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.3
Point Standings: Ninth
Previous Ranking: Eighth (Down 1)

10. Jeff Gordon: Couldn't do any better than a 12th-place finish in his quest for a seventh career Pocono victory.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.9
Point Standings: 11th
Previous Ranking: 10th (NC)

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