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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Rick Hendrick

Jeff Gordon (center) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. lead the way for car owner Rick Hendrick in Pete Pistone's Power Rankings. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Jeff Gordon's impressive 2014 season rolled on Sunday with another Brickyard 400 victory and a drive to the top of this week's Power Rankings:

1. Jeff Gordon: Career win 90 couldn't have come at a more special place than Indianapolis where Gordon made history with a fifth career Brickyard 400 triumph.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.2
Point Standings: 
1st
Previous Ranking: 
3rd

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: For as frustrated as Earnhardt was after practice and qualifying, a ninth-place finish turned out to be not so bad on Sunday.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.6
Point Standings:
2nd
Previous Ranking: 
2nd

3. Brad Keselowski: There were some handling issues and aero challenges early on for Keselowski that the No. 2 team could not battle back from to contend at the Brickyard.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.9
Point Standings: 
3rd
Previous Ranking:
1st

4. Jimmie Johnson: A 14th-place finish was not the kind of Brickyard 400 performance most are used to seeing but the No. 48 team appeared to be off most of the weekend.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.3
Point Standings: 
5th
Previous Ranking: 
4th

5. Kyle Busch : The Joe Gibbs Racing team clearly was no match for Hendrick power, but Busch was respectable and strong in his own right on Sunday, placing second.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.3
Point Standings: 
6th
Previous Ranking:
6th

6. Kevin Harvick: Had a fast car all weekend and started the Brickyard 400 from the pole. But wasn't as good come race time and notched a good - but not great - eighth-place finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.0
Point Standings: 
12th
Previous Ranking: 
5th

7. Joey Logano: The No. 22 team gambled on strategy that didn't pay off, but Logano still scored a top-five finish for Team Penske.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.6
Point Standings: 
9th
Previous Ranking: 
7th

8. Matt Kenseth: The wins aren't coming anywhere near as many as they did a year ago but Kenseth has not lost the consistency factor by any means with a top-five run in Indy.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.8
Point Standings: 
4th
Previous Ranking:
8th

9. Denny Hamlin: Looked to be in the catbird seat with a fuel strategy plan that was working to perfection until a caution flag and mistake on pit road in not getting enough gas in the car cost Hamlin a shot at victory. Third-place finish but post-race inspection issues may be trouble for the No. 11 team.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.0
Point Standings: 
11th
Previous Ranking:
NR

10. Kyle Larson: The impressive rookie season continues for Larson who came home seventh in his first Brickyard 400 and continued the strong showing for the No. 42 car at Indy over the years.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 79.6
Point Standings: 
13th
Previous Ranking: 
NR

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