February 2, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs rolled into Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Right here’s a have a look at the Energy Rankings after the Yellawood 500:

1. Chase Elliott

He’s now a five-time winner in 2022 and Elliott did it in dramatic vogue holding off the sector after a late restart to take the checkered flag within the Yellawood 500. It was his second profession Talladega win and strikes him to the subsequent spherical as Elliott re-established himself because the championship favourite on Sunday.

Playoff Grid: 1st
Final Week: seventh

2. Denny Hamlin

The most effective ending Toyota belonged to Hamlin and the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing staff. A fifth-place end was one other constructing block in Hamlin’s hopes to get to the subsequent spherical and proceed his quest for a Cup Sequence championship.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: 1st

3. William Byron

Not nice however not horrible for Byron who stayed out of bother and stored his automobile close to the top-10 on Sunday. He’ll await an attraction for the 25 level penalty that was assessed after Texas as he tries to race his approach to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs at The Roval.

Playoff Grid: tenth
Final Week: 4th

4. Ross Chastain

Issues are heading again in the suitable path for Chastain of late who was within the combine for a Talladega season sweep on Sunday. The Trackhouse Racing driver completed fourth and paced the sector for a race-tying 36 laps.

Playoff Grid: third
Final Week: tenth

5. Ryan Blaney

It regarded like he would have a great shot at ending his winless season with a win at Talladega. Nonetheless Blaney simply couldn’t discover the suitable assist to make a run to the highest spot and was pressured to accept a runner-up Yellawood 500 end.

Playoff Grid: 2nd
Final Week: ninth

6. Kyle Larson

The race started with Larson and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott forces on the entrance of the sector. However that didn’t final lengthy for Larson who did lead eight laps however finally slid again to finish up simply inside the primary twenty finishers on Sunday.

Playoff Grid: sixth
Final Week: third

7. Chase Briscoe

One other constant day for Briscoe who adopted up his top-five at Texas to start out this Playoff spherical with a top-10 at Talladega. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver remains to be very a lot within the hunt to advance to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs.

Playoff Grid: eighth
Final Week: eighth

8. Joey Logano

A shocking day at Talladega for Logano who completed twenty seventh. He received some harm in an early incident however stayed on observe and down the stretch appear to fade again within the race to the checkered flag to earn the disappointing end.

Playoff Grid: fifth
Final Week: 2nd

9. Christopher Bell

His Playoff hopes took one other physique blow with Bell’s Seventeenth-place end at Talladega, Regardless of ranging from the pole Bell’s day went from good to unhealthy in a rush and he’s greater than doubtless in a must-win state of affairs this weekend in Charlotte to remain alive.

Playoff Grid: eleventh
Final Week: sixth

10. Tyler Reddick

Disappointing follow-up to his Texas win because the three-time winner wasn’t capable of compete for the win regardless of main 11 laps on Sunday. Reddick turned in a Twenty eighth-place Talladega efficiency.

Playoff Grid: thirteenth
Final Week: fifth

Dropped Out: None

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