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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sprint Cup Power Rankings - Martinsville

1. Kyle Busch - Lost his power steering during the race and still managed a top-20 finish. I'll judge his performance on the first 3/4 of the race, when he had a top-6 car.

2. Kevin Harvick - It's a good thing he and Tony Stewart are friends off the track.

3. Tony Stewart - How many times has the driver of the 20 car led the most laps in a race and failed to win? Well, he's had three in a row at Bristol in the spring now, for sure.

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - He continues to put together strong finishes for Hendrick Motorsports, and is still the only driver with HMS in the top-12.

5. Greg Biffle - I think it's safe to say that Biffle is back, and it's not a fluke.

6. Jeff Burton - He might need to be a bit higher up, but he was also very lucky to win the race on Sunday. A win is a win, and Burton is performing well so far, though.

7. Jeff Gordon - He just couldn't get a handle on his car all day, but still salvaged an 11th place finish. The 24 team will be a handful at Martinsville in two weeks.

8. Kasey Kahne - Put together a top-10 run at Bristol, and still sits in the top-10 in the points standings.

9. Carl Edwards - It's funny to think that just two races ago, Carl Edwards was sitting at the top of the points standings, and now he's down in 16th.

10. Clint Bowyer - Bowyer & Co. appear to be back after a slow first three races to start the season.

11. Matt Kenseth - He probably wanted a better finish at Bristol, but like the 24 team, salvaged what they could of a subpar car.

12. Ryan Newman - He got caught up in a wreck while riding in the top-15 for the bulk of the afternoon. The momentum he had to start the season is no more.

Aaron Larsen

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