February 2, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs moved to Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Right here’s a take a look at the Energy Rankings after the Hollywood On line casino 400:

1. Denny Hamlin

The motive force got here up one place wanting profitable whereas the workforce co-owner watch his automobile win the race with Bubba Wallace. Hamlin had some challenges on pit highway that once more compelled him to play catch-up however he was capable of persevere and end second as he seems to advance to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs subsequent week at Bristol.

Playoff Grid: third
Final Week: 1st

2. Christopher Bell

The one driver of the 16 within the first spherical of the Playoffs to advance to spherical two. Bell did that with a robust Kansas outing that included 12 laps within the lead and a third-place end when the checkered flag flew.

Playoff Grid: 1st
Final Week: fifth

3. Joey Logano

It was a greater begin than end for Logano in Kansas, who certified second and began outdoors the entrance row. That view didn’t final for very lengthy as he slipped again within the operating order ending up seventeenth within the Hollywood On line casino 400.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: third

4. Chase Elliott

It’s not been the best of begins to the Playoffs for the common season champion. Elliott did get towards the entrance some on Sunday after beginning twenty fifth at Kansas, however he in the end pale again because the race wore onfinishing simply outdoors the top-10 in eleventh.

Playoff Grid: seventh
Final Week: 2nd

5. Ross Chastain

Again close to the entrance of the sector for Chastain who’s trying to regain a few of the mojo he displayed earlier within the 2022 season. His seventh-place Kansas Speedway run saved him safe within the Playoff standings as he tries to advance to the subsequent spherical.

Playoff Grid: ninth
Final Week: eighth

6. Kyle Larson

Type of a nondescript day for Larson. It was horrible however it wasn’t nice both because the defending sequence champion may solely muster an eighth-place end at Kansas Speedway and didn’t lead a lap all afternoon.

Playoff Grid: eighth
Final Week: seventh

7. William Byron

These have been higher days for Byron and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet than they have been down the stretch of the common season. Byron paced the sector for 9 laps and left Kansas with a sixth-place end.

Playoff Grid: 2nd
Final Week: tenth

8. Tyler Reddick

The weekend began off nice for Reddick as he went out and earned the pole in Saturday’s qualifying session. The race was one other story as a tire went down on the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet and after hitting the wall Reddick was out of the race on simply lap 67.

Playoff Grid: eleventh
Final Week: 4th

9. Ryan Blaney

Gradual and regular has been the calling card for Blaney within the opening two Playoff races. The Crew Penske driver displayed that strategy in Kansas bringing dwelling a ninth-place efficiency within the Hollywood On line casino 400.

Playoff Grid: fifth
Final Week: NR

10. Daniel Suarez

A pleasant rebound from the Darlington frustration of every week in the past for Suarez. The Trackhouse Racing driver led for eight laps on Sunday and was capable of assist solidify his Playoff place a bit with a top-10 end in Kansas.

Playoff Grid: tenth
Final Week: NR

Dropped Out: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch


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