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 under, and hearken to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) on the SXM App now.

Right here’s how Monday’s Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway impacted this week’s Energy Rankings:

  1. Denny Hamlin  – Whereas the workforce co-owner of 23X1 Racing celebrated Bubba Wallace’s first profession Cup win, Hamlin the driving force had a good day of seventh at Talladega. However his Las Vegas win every week in the past took all of the stress off Hamlin as he’s already set for a spot within the subsequent spherical.

Driver Score: 109.7
Playoff Standings: 1st
Earlier Rating: 1st

2.   Kyle Larson – A sufferer of being within the mistaken place on the mistaken time. Larson bought harm in an incident on the backstretch that led to extra woes, a broken race automotive, a blown tire and on the finish of all of it a disappointing to say the least 37th place end.

Driver Score: 110.0
Playoff Standings: 2nd
Earlier Rating: 2nd

3. Martin Truex Jr. – Nothing particular at Talladega for Truex Jr., who was simply exterior the top-10 with a end of 12th. However like a variety of different drivers noticed on Monday, it could have been loads worse.

Driver Score: 97.6
Playoff Standings: fifth
Earlier Rating: third

4.   Brad Keselowski – He ended an eight race streak with out a top-five end and scored his seventh top-two end at Talladega together with each races there in 2021. Keselowski is staying very a lot alive within the Playoff image.

Driver Score: 88.1
Playoff Standings: 4th
Earlier Rating: ninth

5.   Joey Logano – A 3rd place Talladega efficiency was Logano’s greatest end since he was third at COTA. It was the Staff Penske driver’s solely top-five within the final 5 Talladega races.

Driver Score: 95.6
Playoff Standings: third
Earlier Rating: sixth

6.  Ryan Blaney – His Talladega magic ran out on Monday. Blaney wasn’t horrible and completed sixth within the opening stage however finally pale again to return house 13th when the checkered flag waved.

Driver Score: 91.1
Playoff Standings: sixth
Earlier Rating: 4th

7.  Kevin Harvick – He retains placing up good finishes now that the Playoffs have arrived. Regardless of not having the suspended crew chief Rodney Childers available, Harvick was sturdy at Talladega and put up an eighth-place end.

Driver Score: 91.7
Playoff Standings: ninth
Earlier Rating: eighth

8.  Chase Elliott  – He was the perfect ending Hendrick Motorsports driver, which provides you a sign how unhealthy a day it was for the group. Elliott left Talladega with a 19th-place end.

Driver Score: 100.7
Level Standings: seventh
Earlier Rating: fifth

9.  Kyle Busch – His Talladega luck continued Monday for Busch, which mainly meant he had none once more. Received caught in an accident and his broken Toyota limped house to a 27th-place end.

Driver Score: 97.1
Playoff Standings: eighth
Earlier Rating: seventh

10. Christopher Bell – A fifth-place run for Bell at Talladega. It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s solely second top-10 end within the final eight races however got here at an excellent time within the Playoff race.

Driver Score: 81.0

Playoff Standings: tenth
Earlier Rating: NR

Dropped Out: William Byron


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