February 6, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Collection competed in its second street course race of the season final Sunday. Right here’s a take a look at the Energy Rankings after the Toyota SaveMart 350:

1. Ross Chastain

Whereas one Trackhouse Racing driver was celebrating in Victory Lane, Chastain scored one other top-10 end driving to a seventh-place end on a day that additionally included a spin out as nicely.

Level Standings: 2nd
Final Week: 2nd

2. Chase Elliott

Sadly for Elliott and his devoted Sonoma turned out to be one other powerful day for the Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 9 group on pit street. The miscue value Elliott a chance to place one other street course win within the document e-book and regardless of main 26 laps he needed to work laborious simply to complete eighth.

Level Standings: 1st
Final Week: eighth

3. Kyle Busch

His weekend began out nicely with a victory in Saturday’s Tenting World Truck Collection race however Sunday’s Cup Collection principal occasion didn’t go nicely in any respect for Busch. It included a spin late and Busch left Sonoma with a really disappointing Thirtieth-place end.

Level Standings: third
Final Week: 1st

4. Daniel Suarez

The Trackhouse Racing driver turned the fourth new Cup Collection race winner in 2022 and Suarez lastly discovered Victory Lane in his 195th profession begin. He led 47 laps together with the ultimate 26 to offer the upstart Trackhouse group its third victory of the season and he’s the fifth overseas born driver to win at NASCAR’s highest degree.

Level Standings: Seventeenth
Final Week: NR

5. Kyle Larson

By far essentially the most dominant automobile of the weekend as Larson received the pole, took the primary stage and led 26 laps. However his wheel got here off late within the race that means a 4 week suspension for crew chief Cliff Daniels when the sequence picks up once more after the Father’s Day weekend break.

Level Standings: seventh
Final Week: ninth

6. Ryan Blaney

Again within the rankings this week after a superb outing in Sonoma. Blaney is underrated as a street racing driver and though he didn’t have sufficient to problem for the lead and win, the Group Penske driver put one other top-10 on the board, his fourth within the final 5 Sonoma races.

Level Standings: 4th
Final Week: NR

7. Christopher Bell

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had excessive hopes for Sonoma given his previous street racing prowess. However points earlier within the weekend added as much as a Thirty first-place beginning spot and Bell might do no higher than twenty seventh on Sunday.

Level Standings: tenth
Final Week: third

8. Denny Hamlin

Depressing greatest describes Hamlin’s day as he struggled all afternoon in Sonoma. Regardless of being a two time winner, Hamlin’s Thirty first-place efficiency has been extra indicative of his total season.

Level Standings:
Final Week: fifth

9. Chase Briscoe

A center of the pack type of day at Sonoma for Briscoe. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver just about completed the place he began taking the inexperienced flag fifteenth and ending two spots higher.

Level Standings: thirteenth
Final Week: tenth

10. Joey Logano

His follow-up to profitable the week earlier than at World Large Expertise Raceway was a bitter one. Whereas Logano did tempo the sector of 4 laps, he light again in th elater going and left Sonoma with a Seventeenth-place end.

Level Standings: fifth
Final Week: 4th

Dropped Out: Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch

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