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Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon's victory last weekend at Michigan vaulted him past teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to No. 1 in Pete Pistone's Power Rankings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Driver Ratings

Jeff Gordon’s stellar season continued Sunday with a win in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and a trip back atop the Power Rankings:

1. Jeff Gordon: The Jeff Gordon of "old" is on display this seaso,n and he proved it again with an impressive performance at Michigan for his third victory of the season.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.3
Point Standings: 
1st
Previous Ranking: 
2nd

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Rebounded from a pit-road collision with Kyle Larson and survived a run-in with Denny Hamlin to score a top-five finish at Michigan.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.3
Point Standings: 
2nd
Previous Ranking:
1st

3. Brad Keselowski: Blew a tire late and pounded the wall to take him from contention for the win but recovered to place eighth.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.6
Point Standings:
3rd
Previous Ranking: 
3rd

4. Kevin Harvick: Make it four straight runner-up finishesat Michigan for Harvick and four consecutive top-10 finishes this season.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.7
Point Standings:
6th
Previous Ranking:
 4th

5. Joey Logano: Was in the mix for another win until losing the final restart to Jeff Gordon. Still, Logano scored his fourth consecutive top-10 finish.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.2
Point Standings:
4th
Previous Ranking:
 5th

6. Jimmie Johnson: A remarkable performance to come home with a ninth-place finish after breaking his shifter early in the race.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.4
Point Standings:
7th
Previous Ranking:
7th

7. Denny Hamlin: A seventh-place finish was by far the best day for the Joe Gibbs Racing stable. But Hamlin's frustration with a lack of speed was evident in his post-race discussion with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.8
Point Standings:
20th
Previous Ranking:
9th

8. Ryan Newman: A decent run and good points day for Newman was not without controversy in the form of a spirited debate with Jimmie Johnson after the checkered flag.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 83.2
Point Standings:
9th
Previous Ranking: 
10th

9. Matt Kenseth: Placed 38th after he was collected in an early multi-car accident.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.7
Point Standings:
5th
Previous Ranking:
8th

10. Kurt Busch: Had a fast car all weekend and was in contention for Sunday's win at Michigan until he slammed the wall with a cut tire.

Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.9
Point Standings:
23rd
Previous Ranking:
NR

Dropped Out: Kyle Larson

 

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