Phoenix Power Rankings
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Jimmie Johnson is back in the black, an electronic bugaboo short-circuited Tony Stewart's chances and Denny Hamlin triumphed at a track that tormented him two years ago.
To nobody's surprise, Phoenix added another layer of drama to the NASCAR season.
Johnson moved to 37th in the point standings and climbed out of his hole after a Daytona penalty dropped him to -23 points entering the Phoenix race. Stewart seemed in position for a strong finish until, while saving fuel late, he shut his engine off and it wouldn't restart.
And Hamlin, who saw his title hopes take a hit two years ago when he had to pit late in a Chase race at Phoenix, didn't have fuel problems Sunday, scoring his first win of the season.
So, with all that happened, here's a look at this week's power rankings: