February 6, 2023

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NASCAR tackled a dust observe at Bristol Motor Speedway for the second straight 12 months. Right here’s a have a look at the Energy Rankings after Sunday’s race in “Thunder Valley:”

1. Chase Elliott

Nothing spectacular for Elliott however a workman-like effort to remain contained in the top-10 a lot of the night time and when it was over the Hendrick Motorsports pilot ended up eighth.

Level Standings: 1st
Final Week: 2nd

2. William Byron

A considerably stunning difficult night time for Byron who got here to Bristol off his Martinsville victory the week earlier than. However he didn’t have a lot on the Bristol grime on Sunday and posted a disappointing 18th-place end.

Level Standings: 4th
Final Week: 1st

3. Ryan Blaney

He needed to come from the twenty fifth beginning spot to slice and cube his option to the entrance of the pack. As soon as he obtained there Blaney stayed within the combine and notched a top-five end with a fifth-place run.

Level Standings: 2nd
Final Week: 4th

4. Alex Bowman

He hovered close to the entrance pack most of Sunday night time and Bowman confirmed off his grime observe prowess with a strong Bristol effort that netted the Hendrick Motorsports driver a sixth-place end.

Level Standings: fifth
Final Week: fifth

5. Kyle Busch

He’ll take it. Busch was the beneficiary of Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe getting collectively battling for the lead on the final lap and once they each spun out, Busch took benefit of the chance rating his first win of the season. He has now gained a Cup race in 18 straight seasons.

Level Standings: sixth
Final Week: seventh

6. Kyle Larson

He led 27 laps and was among the many leaders for a lot of the night time and when the checkered flag flew Larson crossed the end line in fourth to place a much-needed top-five end on the board.

Level Standings: ninth
Final Week: eighth

7. Joey Logano

Two Bristol grime outings for Logano and a mean end of second. He adopted up his win in final 12 months’s inaugural race with a 3rd place efficiency on Sunday night time.

Level Standings: third
Final Week: tenth

8. Chase Briscoe

One of many night time’s greatest performances as Briscoe led 59 laps and was an element within the end result when he tried to slip by then race chief Tyler Reddick on the final lap solely to make contact and take each drivers from racing for the win.

Level Standings: tenth
Final Week: ninth

9. Ross Chastain

His up and down trip the previous few weeks was again down in Bristol as Chastain was a sufferer of engine points that handed him a thirty third place end after he was eradicated from competitors on lap 150.

Level Standings: eighth
Final Week: third

10. Denny Hamlin

A depressing outing on the Bristol grime for Hamlin who battle the entire weekend lengthy together with a troublesome beginning spot of thirty fourth earlier than having an engine expire on lap 91 within the race handy the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a Thirty fifth-place end.

Level Standings: twenty third
Final Week: sixth

Dropped Out: None


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