February 5, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs kicked off the third spherical at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Right here’s a take a look at the Energy Rankings after the South Level 400:

1. Joey Logano

A transfer round Ross Chastain only a handful of laps from the end propelled Logano to Victory Lane and he’s the primary driver to assert a berth within the Championship 4. It should mark the Group Penske driver’s fifth look within the title race during the last 9 seasons as he seeks his second profession Cup Sequence crown.

Playoff Grid: 1st
Final Week: eighth

2. Denny Hamlin

Nothing flashy from Hamlin in Las Vegas after a really workman-like fifth-place end. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver saved his eye on getting out of the Spherical of 8 and advancing to the Championship 4 at Phoenix to have a shot at his elusive first title.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: 2nd

3. Ross Chastain

The Trackhouse Racing driver led a race-high 68 laps on Sunday and was within the combine for the race win earlier than lastly giving up the highest spot to eventual winner Joey Logano. However it was a greater than strong day for Chastain who stays a participant within the championship image.

Playoff Grid: 2nd
Final Week: ninth

4. Chase Elliott

A really poor efficiency for Elliott that noticed the Hendrick Motorsports driver not be very aggressive in any respect. Elliott certified twentieth and completed one place worse in twenty first to cap a stunning and mediocre day at Las Vegas for the common season champion.

Playoff Grid: third
Final Week: 1st

5. Chase Briscoe

He continues to hold across the Playoff image with constant if not spectacular performances. Briscoe fought various challenges all through the afternoon however finally was capable of keep close to the entrance of the sphere for a top-five end.

Playoff Grid: fifth
Final Week: fifth

6. Tyler Reddick

His weekend began with information that Reddick would formally depart Richard Childress Racing and be a part of 23XI subsequent season. Reddick then went out and received the pole for Sunday’s race, which noticed him end sixth after main 32 laps.

Playoff Grid: eleventh
Final Week: sixth

7. Ryan Blaney

He seemed to be one of many drivers to beat on Sunday and did lead 39 laps. However Blaney had a myriad of issues all through the day together with a mechanical concern late that despatched him into the wall and finally out of Las Vegas with a Twenty eighth-place end.

Playoff Grid: seventh
Final Week: seventh

8. William Byron

Surprisingly mediocre for Byron at Las Vegas after qualifying third on Saturday. Byron was by no means an element within the final result of the race and did all he might to convey house his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a Thirteenth-place end.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: 4th

9. Christopher Bell

Collateral injury from the meat between Wallace and Larson sums up Bell’s disastrous day in Las Vegas. Per week after successful on the Roval in Charlotte to maneuver on to the Spherical of 8, Bell as soon as once more is behind the eight ball after a Thirty fourth-place end.

Playoff Grid: eighth
Final Week: third

10. Kyle Larson

He was concerned within the day’s greatest and most controversial incident when Bubba Wallace took Larson out after the 2 made contact racing for place via turns three and 4. Larson ended his day after simply 94 laps and left Vegas with a Thirty fifth-place end.

Playoff Grid: ninth
Final Week: tenth

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