February 5, 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. Revisit earlier editions of our Energy Rankings right here.

The NASCAR Cup Collection Playoffs ended the second spherical on Sunday on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Right here’s a have a look at the Energy Rankings after the Financial institution of America Roval 400:

1. Chase Elliott

He got here very near changing into the season’s second back-to-back winner as Elliott adopted up his Talladega win with a powerful outing on the Roval. He led 30 laps and regarded properly on his method to Victory Lane till the late race cautions worn out his lead and Elliott misplaced every part on the following closing restart to come back residence with a bitter twentieth place end.

Playoff Grid: 1st
Final Week: 1st

2. Denny Hamlin

He completed the spherical with a 3rd comparatively quiet afternoon and Hamlin’s thirteenth place efficiency was greater than sufficient to propel him into the subsequent spherical the place he hopes to safe a berth within the Championship 4 at Phoenix.

Playoff Grid: seventh
Final Week: 2nd

3. Christopher Bell

He wanted to win to remain within the championship image and he did simply that at Charlotte. The day’s late warning gave Bell and crew chief Adam Stevens the possibility to do what they wanted to and put the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota in place to win the race. Bell was capable of lead the ultimate two circuits and choose up the checkered flag.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: ninth

4. William Byron

Byron’s win got here earlier within the week when the Hendrick Motorsports workforce gained its enchantment and 25 factors docked after Texas have been put again into Byron’s complete. He certified second and didn’t lead any laps at Charlotte nevertheless it was all nonetheless sufficient for Byron to maneuver on within the Playoffs.

Playoff Grid: sixth
Final Week: third

5. Chase Briscoe

Survive and advance has been the motto for Briscoe and the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing workforce throughout the Playoffs and so they did it once more in Charlotte. Briscoe’s ninth place end wasn’t fairly my any means nevertheless it bought the job completed and he’ll advance to the subsequent spherical.

Playoff Grid: eighth
Final Week: seventh

6. Tyler Reddick

The Richard Childress Racing driver was in pursuit of his fourth win of the season and third on a street course in 2022. Reddick had his Chevrolet in entrance for 21 laps earlier than finally getting caught within the closing laps mayhem to complete eighth on Sunday.

Playoff Grid: twelfth
Final Week: tenth

7. Ryan Blaney

One of many many drivers not proud of the way in which others within the discipline dealt with themselves within the closing laps. Blaney stated he was run over by a number of and all of the Crew Penske driver may do is get his automobile residence to a twenty sixth place end on the Roval.

Playoff Grid: fifth
Final Week: fifth

8. Joey Logano

The excellent news for Logano is the weekend began off nice as he gained the pole and paced the sector for 27 laps. However issues went downhill in a rush after that and when the closing laps chaos broke out Logano crossed the end line with a disappointing 18th place end.

Playoff Grid: 2nd
Final Week: eighth

9. Ross Chastain

It was a troublesome day of mechanical points for each Chastain and his Trackhouse Racing teammate Daniel Suarez. Chastain’s challenges noticed him plummet within the discipline to an eventual thirty seventh place end regardless of working upfront earlier within the race and main three laps.

Playoff Grid: third
Final Week: 4th

10. Kyle Larson

The defending sequence champ’s hope of changing into a repeat champion ended on Sunday when Larson broke a toe hyperlink ending his day with a thirty fifth place end to make sure a brand new driver successful the title in 2022.

Playoff Grid: ninth
Final Week: sixth

Dropped Out: None


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