February 5, 2023

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NASCAR visited the longest oval observe on the schedule with a visit to Talladega Superspeedway. Right here’s a take a look at the Energy Rankings after Sunday’s Geico 500:

1. Ross Chastain

He led one lap and it was a very powerful one as Chastain scored his second Cup victory of the season. The Trackhouse Racing staff has exceeded numerous expectations this 12 months already with Chastain already a a number of time winner in 2022.

Level Standings: ninth
Final Week: ninth

2. Chase Elliott

He didn’t make a lot of an impression on Sunday however on the intense facet had a clear race that noticed Elliott jockeying for place late earlier than ending up with a really quiet Seventh-place end after beginning the day in twenty eighth.

Level Standings: 1st
Final Week: 1st

3. Kyle Busch

It was an journey however Busch was capable of end third on Sunday. It was a day that included a collision together with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell because the duo left pit street however Busch, who additionally led three laps, will take the end.

Level Standings: 4th
Final Week: fifth

4. William Byron

There was a really distinguished stretch for Byron Sunday when he paced the sphere for 38 laps and seemed as if he’d be within the combine to take the checkered flag. However drafting didn’t fairly work out for him and the Hendrick Motorsports driver crossed the end line 15h in Talladega.

Level Standings: third
Final Week: 2nd

5. Alex Bowman

Nothing spectacular for Bowman at Talladega however a clear day that ended up with a ninth-place end. The Hendrick Motorsports crew will take the top-10 from Talladega and search for enchancment when the collection returns in October.

Level Standings: fifth
Final Week: 4th

6. Kyle Larson

The superspeedway drought for Larson has been a protracted one however the defending collection champion was capable of lastly get a top-five end on the board at Talladega. He led 9 instances for 32 laps in a really stable outing on Sunday.

Level Standings: Seventh
Final Week: sixth

7. Ryan Blaney

A pre-race favourite, Blaney began the race in the course of the sphere after a twenty second place qualifying effort. He did get to the entrance of the sphere to guide 23 laps however in the end slid again within the ultimate levels of the race to come back house eleventh on Sunday.

Level Standings: 2nd
Final Week: third

8. Martin Truex Jr.

A refreshing Talladega end for Truex Jr. and firm who’ve struggled on the Alabama observe lately. Truex Jr. posted a fifth-place run and a sigh of reduction got here from the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 staff.

Level Standings: eighth
Final Week: NR

9. Denny Hamlin

He didn’t have his greatest Talladega automobile however Hamlin was nonetheless aggressive and led 9 laps. However his crew didn’t get the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota stuffed with gasoline on the ultimate pit cease of the day and Hamlin ran out of fuel on the final lap to complete 18th.

Level Standings: twenty fourth
Final Week: tenth

10. Chase Briscoe

A sufferer of circumstances throughout a multi-car accident that occurred simply after a restart as the sphere was getting up to the mark by turns 1 and a pair of. Briscoe was eradicated from the race on lap 56 and ended up ending thirty seventh on Sunday.

Level Standings: twelfth
Final Week: eighth

Dropped Out: Joey Logano


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