February 5, 2023

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It took an additional day due to Mom Nature however NASCAR accomplished its journey to Dover Motor Speedway. Right here’s a have a look at the Energy Rankings after the Drydene 400:

1. Chase Elliott

The drought is over for Elliott who received for the primary time in 26 races and scored his first oval observe win for the reason that Phoenix finale in 2020. Elliott led thrice for 73 laps and put collectively an ideal day to attain profession Cup win quantity 14 Monday after at Dover.

Level Standings: 1st
Final Week: 2nd

2. Ross Chastain

A weekly fixture close to the entrance of the sphere and Chastain saved that streak alive at Dover. His third place run was the Trackhouse Racing driver’s seventh top-five end of 2022 essentially the most of any drivers within the NASCAR Cup Sequence.

Level Standings: sixth
Final Week: 1st

3. Kyle Busch

No birthday celebration for Busch this yr in Victory Lane as he was capable of do final yr at Kansas Speedway. Busch led essentially the most laps within the race with 103 on the entrance of the sphere however may end no higher than seventh at Dover.

Level Standings: 4th
Final Week: third

4. Alex Bowman

The Hendrick driver saved his normally robust Dover performances going Sunday with a fifth place end. Bowman has now completed top-five in 5 fo the final six races on the “Monster Mile.”

Level Standings: fifth
Final Week: fifth

5. Kyle Larson

A pleasant restoration for Larson who had one the strongest vehicles within the discipline early within the race. However the Hendrick Motorsports driver spun out and was pressured to battle again, which he did for a powerful sixth-place end.

Level Standings: eighth
Final Week: sixth

6. William Byron

He was pressured to a backup automobile after a an accident in apply and began from the rear of the sphere. However after a pit name for observe place made up a number of spots, Byron pale again because the race wore on and was mired again within the discipline with a twenty second place Dover afternoon.

Level Standings: third
Final Week: 4th

7. Ryan Blaney

Troubles for Blaney proceed to plague the Workforce Penske driver as they did the whole group at Dover. A Twenty sixth-place efficiency for Blaney on Monday as he battled accelerated tire put on all through the day.

Level Standings: 2nd
Final Week: seventh

8. Martin Truex Jr.

The 19 automobile was in entrance for a handful of laps (5 to be actual) however the story of Truex Jr.’s day was his frustration racing with others particularly Ross Chastain and the duo had a dialog about simply that after the race. MTJ completed twelfth in Dover.

Level Standings: seventh
Final Week: eighth

9. Chase Briscoe

A gentle day for Briscoe after his disastrous Talladega race the week earlier than. Nothing spectacular for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver as he posted a thirteenth place Dover end.

Level Standings: thirteenth
Final Week: tenth

10. Christopher Bell

Made a pleasant rebound when Bell was pressured to pit highway for a unfastened wheel early in Sunday’s race. However the Joe Gibbs Racing driver labored his manner again to the entrance and completed fourth at Dover, his second top-five of the season and first end higher than fifteenth in 4 profession begins on the observe

Level Standings: tenth
Final Week: NR

Dropped Out: Denny Hamlin

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