February 1, 2023

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Right here’s how Sunday night time’s South Level 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway impacted this week’s Energy Rankings:

1. Denny Hamlin – Scored his second win of the Playoffs and moved on to the third spherical together with his South Level 400 victory. Hamlin led seven instances for 137 laps, together with the ultimate 39, and has now led 36 p.c of the laps raced within the 2021 Playoffs.

Driver Ranking: 110.3
Playoff Standings: 1st
Earlier Rating: third

2. Kyle Larson – He led 95 of the primary 152 laps however pit technique backfired on Larson and price him valuable spots on observe that he couldn’t make up, and he completed a disappointing 10th in Las Vegas.

Driver Ranking: 111.6
Playoff Standings: 2nd
Earlier Rating: 1st

3. Martin Truex Jr. – The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has completed within the top-10 within the final 4 races. Truex Jr. solely had 4 top-10 performances within the earlier ten-race stretch. He completed fourth within the South Level 400.

Driver Ranking: 98.0
Playoff Standings: 4th
Earlier Rating: 2nd

4. Ryan Blaney – One other top-five run for Blaney, who was the very best of the Ford secure in Las Vegas. He has completed top-10 in six of the final seven races with top-five efforts in 5 of them.

Driver Ranking: 91.0
Playoff Standings: fifth
Earlier Rating: 4th

5. Chase Elliott – He scored his greatest profession Las Vegas Motor Speedway end of second on Sunday, which was Elliott’s solely third top-five in his final ten begins. He merely didn’t have sufficient to run down eventual race winner Denny Hamlin.

Driver Ranking: 101.1
Playoff Standings: sixth
Earlier Rating: sixth

6. Kyle Busch – A 3rd-place end for Busch at his dwelling observe in Vegas. It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s first top-five end since Watkins Glen in August and got here in his 600th profession begin.

Driver Ranking: 98.1
Playoff Standings: third
Earlier Rating: seventh

7. Joey Logano – One other nondescript day in Vegas for Logano. It wasn’t horrible nevertheless it wasn’t nice and Logano completed simply exterior the top-10 with an 11th place efficiency.

Driver Ranking: 95.1
Playoff Standings: seventh
Earlier Rating: fifth

8. Kevin Harvick  – Had some harm from contact early within the race and struggled with dealing with to complete ninth in Las Vegas. Harvick then misplaced crew chief Rodney Childers for this week’s race at Talladega thanks to 2 lacking lug nuts in post-race inspection.

Driver Ranking: 90.9
Level Standings: tenth
Earlier Rating: ninth

9. Brad Keselowski – A seventh-place run for Keselowski Sunday within the South Level 400. It was his 12th profession Las Vegas top-10 end all coming within the final 13 races on the observe.

Driver Ranking: 87.3
Playoff Standings: eighth
Earlier Rating: tenth

10. William Byron – Brutal day for Byron who began from the rear of the sector after his automobile failed pre-race inspection twice. He raced again to the entrance however pit highway points and a flat tire had been only a few of the challenges that added as much as an 18th-place end.

Driver Ranking: 95.8

Playoff Standings: ninth
Earlier Rating: ninth

Dropped Out: None

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