2012 Power Rankings: Dover

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Each week, Chase Wilhelm ranks who he thinks are the top 12 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Feel free to agree, or disagree, with his rankings in the comment box. Tell him what you think!

Here are the power rankings after the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway:

Moving into Top 12: Kasey Kahne

Falling out of Top 12: Paul Menard

Honorable Mention: Aric Amirola

Rank Driver Trending Wins Top 10's Comment
1 Jimmie Johnson -- 2 9 With their victories at Charlotte and Dover, Hendrick Motorsports has shown the rest of the competition that they aren't clowning around anymore. But, Jimmie's new hair-do in Victory Lane this past Sunday could beg to differ.
2 Matt Kenseth -- 1 9 Believe it or not, Matt has never won at Pocono. This may be a corollary to the fact that he was never good in geometry class. Will the new surface play in his favor, or will he once again disappoint his geometry teacher at the Tricky Triangle?
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- 0 10 Dale has five top-fives and 10 top-10 finishes in 24 races at Pocono Raceway. Could this be the weekend where he breaks the winless streak?
4 Greg Biffle -- 1 8 It's no secret that The Biff is a huge dog lover. He will be trying to fetch his second checkered flag at Pocono.
5 Kevin Harvick +5 0 7 Don't bet on Kevin winning at Pocono this weekend. Aerodynamics play a pretty big factor in the race, and that straggly beard of his won't do him any favors.
6 Martin Truex Jr. +2 0 8 Remember when Martin Truex Jr. won at Pocono? Matter of fact, do you remember the last time he won any race? Yeah, me neither. Maybe he can use some of that "NAPA Know-How" to get his first victory, as well as break his 180-race winless streak.
7 Brad Keselowski +1 2 6 Before Brad can race in front of his home state at Michigan International Speedway, he has to get through the Tricky Triangle. He has a win, but he would love another one to match his car number.
8 Clint Bowyer +3 0 6 Clint collected a nice top-five finish in Dover last weekend. It's only a matter of time before Michael Waltrip Racing breaks into Victory Lane this season.
9 Denny Hamlin -4 2 7 With four victories at Pocono, it's always "Denny Time" in Long Pond.
10 Tony Stewart -3 2 5 Stewart provided us all with a gracious interview after being collected in a wreck on Lap 10 at Dover. I know, I’m just as shocked as you all.
11 Kasey Kahne N/A 1 7 With a win and two poles at Pocono over the years, Kasey has as good of shot at getting win #203 for Mr. H. Hendrick Motorsports has been unstoppable.
12 Kyle Busch -6 1 7 Kyle left Dover on Sunday saying, "oh brother", for multiple reasons. Maybe Mrs. Busch can fix her brother-in-law, just like she whipped Rowdy into shape.
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