February 1, 2023

Pete Pistone will unveil Energy Rankings every week of the NASCAR season. Take a look at 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 Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway impacted this week’s Energy Rankings:

1. Kyle Larson – His quest for a fourth straight win got here to an finish thanks in no small half to a pair of pit street rushing penalties. However Larson nonetheless has 9 victories to his credit score and a tenth subsequent week in Phoenix would lock down his first profession NASCAR Cup Sequence title.

Driver Ranking: 111.9Playoff Standings: T-1stEarlier Rating: 1st

2. Denny Hamlin – Late contact from eventual race winner Alex Bowman saved Hamlin out of Victory Lane and, not surprisingly, he was not happy with the developments. However Hamlin nonetheless strikes on to the Championship 4 and has a shot subsequent week to lastly win that elusive title.

Driver Ranking: 109.2Playoff Standings: T-1stEarlier Rating: 2nd

3. Chase Elliott – Only a 16th place end for Elliott after late contact from Brad Keselowski. Nevertheless it was solely his second end exterior the top-10 within the final eight races at Martinsville, and he superior to the Championship 4 for the second time. He additionally led his most laps ever in a race at 289.

Driver Ranking: 101.5Playoff Standings: T-1stEarlier Rating: third

4. Martin Truex Jr.  – It was in no way simple, however Truex Jr. has completed top-10 in eight of the final 9 races at Martinsville. He superior to the Championship 4 for the fifth time, this time by three factors, and gained them on the final select in extra time after going from sixth to fourth.

Driver Ranking: 96.7Playoff Standings: T-1stEarlier Rating: eighth

5. Alex Bowman – Scored his fourth win of the season and sixth profession Cup Sequence victory Sunday at Martinsville. Bowman’s fourth win got here with some controversy however he’s tied for the second-most victories of the 2021 marketing campaign.

Driver Ranking: 84.7Level Standings: Earlier Rating: NR

6. William Byron – His end-of-season efficiency was spectacular once more in Martinsville. Byron has completed top-10 in 4 of the final 5 races at Martinsville and he’s additionally completed top-10 within the final three races of the 2021 season.

Driver Ranking: 97.9Level Standings: Earlier Rating: 4th

7. Kyle Busch – He was actually racing for his Playoff life down the stretch on Sunday and Busch was concerned in battle after battle for place. He took the checkered flag second and missed the reduce by three factors.

Driver Ranking: 96.9Level Standings: fifthEarlier Rating: fifth

8. Brad Keselowski – He was as aggressive as he wanted to be Sunday particularly within the closing laps however when the checkered flag flew even a third-place end was not adequate for Keselowski to make it to the Championship 4. He’ll finish his Group Penske profession subsequent week in Phoenix.

Driver Ranking: 87.9Level Standings: sixthEarlier Rating: sixth

9. Joey Logano – A top-10 end at Martinsville wasn’t going to be adequate for Logano to advance to the Championship 4 and have a shot at a second profession NASCAR Cup Sequence title. A valiant effort however Logano got here up brief on Sunday.

Driver Ranking: 95.2Level Standings: eighthEarlier Rating: tenth

10. Ryan Blaney – Did not make the Championship 4 after coming to Martinsville with excessive hopes after his current outings on the monitor. However a myriad of challenges all through the day caught up with Blaney who ultimately missed the reduce.

Driver Ranking: 91.3

Level Standings: seventhEarlier Rating: seventh

Dropped Out: Tyler Reddick


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