NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Sprint Cup Drivers Coming Out of Talladega

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NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Sprint Cup Drivers Coming Out of Talladega
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What a finish, huh? A strong push from Dale Earnhardt Jr. put Jimmie Johnson in position to win yesterday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega. Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon made it three wide at the finish line, with Johnson taking the victory by .002 seconds—tied with Ricky Craven at Darlington in 2003 for the closest margin of victory since NASCAR started using electronic scoring.

Next week's an off week, no doubt a buzzkill after the excitement of the final few laps of Talladega. So this week's power rankings will have to hold you over for two weeks. I'll do what I can to make it worth your while. Ready?

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