February 2, 2023

Pete Pistone will unveil Energy Rankings every week of the NASCAR season. Try this week’s version of NASCAR Energy Rankings beneath, and hearken to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) on the SXM App now.

Right here’s how Sunday’s NASCAR Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway impacted the season’s last version of the Energy Rankings:

1. Kyle Larson – His tenth win of the season clinched NASCAR Cup Collection championship primary for Larson. He had some of the dominant seasons in latest NASCAR historical past and led 2581 laps, probably the most by a driver since Jeff Gordon led 2610 in 1995

2. Martin Truex Jr. – Gained 4 occasions in 2021 and completed second in factors for the third time within the final 4 seasons.

3. Denny Hamlin – His bid for a primary championship got here up quick once more with a third-place Phoenix end. He had 1,502 laps led and 25 top-10s in 2021 his most ever in a season. Hamlin’s 19 top-fives tied his most ever.

4. Chase Elliott – He was not capable of develop into a back-to-back champion after ending fifth within the Phoenix finale. Elliott gained twice in 2021 and his 15 top-fives had been tied for his most in a season.

5. Kyle Busch – An honest day for Busch to finish a considerably disappointing season. Busch took the checkered flag seventh in Phoenix on Sunday.

6. Ryan Blaney –A fourth-place efficiency Sunday in Phoenix ended his profession with crew chief Todd Gordon on a excessive notice. Blaney gained thrice in 2021, his most ever in a season.

7. Alex Bowman – There wasn’t any carryover from Bowman’s controversial Martinsville victory the week earlier than. The Arizona native had a mediocre homecoming with an 18th place effort.

8. William Byron – He wasn’t capable of make an influence as he did in latest outings. Byron’s day in Phoenix to finish the season ended up with him crossing the end line in 17th place.

9. Brad Keselowski – He scored a top-10 end in his final begin for Crew Penske. Keselowski made 435 Cup begins with Crew Penske, gained 34 occasions with the group, and gained the 2012 Cup Championship.

10. Joey Logano – Hovered across the top-10 many of the day in Phoenix and Logano took the checkered flag simply exterior that group in 11th.

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