2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 18 Edition

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2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 18 Edition
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Brad Keselowski's All-American victory at Kentucky Speedway shook things up just before the Fourth of July fireworks at Daytona.

Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway last Saturday night in a race car all decked out for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, and he did it in absolutely dominating fashion.

But what did that do for him in the latest Bleacher Report driver rankings?

Considering they are based not only on race victories (although those are most important), but also on the momentum of his race team, the chemistry he currently enjoys with crew chief Paul Wolfe and his pit crew and whether or not it seems the gang back at the Team Penske race shop is consistently building him fast race cars, there are a number of variables involved.

Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, did learn one important lesson when he suffered a cut on his right hand that required four stitches after he attempted to bust open a bottle of champagne during his Victory Lane celebration at Kentucky. "We were playing around with some champagne bottles and as I told my good friend, 'We should have stuck with beer,'" Keselowski told reporters afterward, via FoxSports.com.

Points will not be deducted for the harmless post-race mishap. Read on to find out where not only Keselowski currently stands, but which other drivers make up the latest top 10 as the Sprint Cup Series prepares to head to Daytona International Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the next two races.

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