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 Financial institution of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway impacted this week’s Energy Rankings:

1. Kyle Larson – Victory quantity seven got here Sunday for Larson who has now received extra races this season than his mixed profession quantity heading into 2021. He’s the primary Hendrick driver to win seven occasions via 32 races since Jimmie Johnson in 2007. Larson enters the following spherical of the Playoffs as the highest seed.

Driver Ranking: 110.2
Playoff Standings: 1st
Earlier Rating: 2nd

2. Denny Hamlin – He was stress-free when it comes to the Playoffs, having already earned a spot within the subsequent spherical because of profitable at Las Vegas. Hamlin got here out of the Roval with a top-five effort and completed top-10 in all six Playoff races to date.

Driver Ranking: 110.1
Playoff Standings: 2nd
Earlier Rating: 1st

3. Chase Elliott – An journey to say the least for Elliott, who was in a tangle with Kevin Harvick early within the race that led to main injury to the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. However Elliott persevered and completed 12th, good to maintain the defending Cup Sequence champion alive on this yr’s Playoff race.

Driver Ranking: 100.2
Playoff Standings: sixth
Earlier Rating: eighth

4. Joey Logano – One other Staff Penske driver who has been very constant on the Roval. Logano posted a seventh-place efficiency this time round and he has additionally completed within the top-10 at each Roval outing to date.

Driver Ranking: 95.5
Playoff Standings: 4th
Earlier Rating: 4th

5. Ryan Blaney – He’s been among the best on the Roval because it got here on to the schedule 4 years in the past. Blaney was once more within the entrance of the sphere on Sunday and has completed top-10 in all 4 Roval races.

Driver Ranking: 91.5
Playoff Standings: 4th
Earlier Rating: sixth

6. Kyle Busch – It’s no secret the Roval just isn’t excessive on the record of monitor favorites for Busch. However he was robust in his fourth journey to the monitor and got here house fourth, his first end higher than thirtieth on the Roval.

Driver Ranking: 97.4
Playoff Standings: fifth
Earlier Rating: ninth

7. Martin Truex Jr. – A really stunning and uncompetitive day for Truex Jr., a longtime and profitable street racer. That was not the case on Sunday as he posted a really disappointing 29th-place end.

Driver Ranking: 96.5
Playoff Standings: third
Earlier Rating: third

8. Brad Keselowski – The excellent news for Keselowski is he was capable of advance to the following spherical of the Playoffs. However the dangerous information is he was not practically aggressive on the Roval and regardless of beginning exterior the entrance row ended up 20th.

Driver Ranking: 87.5
Playoff Standings: eighth
Earlier Rating: seventh

9. William Byron – William Byron – A roller-coaster day for Byron all whereas his Playoff hopes dangled within the beezee’s. Mechanical issues, on-track skirmishes, and a mess of challenges all added as much as Byron being eradicated from the championship race whereas nonetheless ending eleventh on Sunday.

Driver Ranking: 95.7
Level Standings: thirteenth
Earlier Rating: NR

10. Tyler Reddick – Was within the combine for a primary profession NASCAR Cup Sequence win with a day of aggressive driving from the Richard Childress Racing pilot. He completed second on Sunday and matched his finest profession end for the third time.

Driver Ranking: 81.4
Level Standings: twelfth
Earlier Rating: NR

Dropped Out: Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell

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