February 2, 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 take heed to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) on the SXM App now. Revisit earlier editions of our Energy Rankings right here.

The NASCAR Cup Collection ended the common season at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Right here’s a take a look at the Energy Rankings after the Coke Zero Sugar 400:

1. Chase Elliott

The common season champion didn’t finish the primary 26 race slate with a memorable day at Daytona by any means. However Elliott is on prime of the Playoff grid heading into the opener this Sunday at Darlington.

Playoff Grid: 1st
Final Week: 1st

2. Kyle Larson

You win one week and are the primary automobile out the subsequent. That principally sums up Larson’s final two weeks profitable at Watkins Glen and ending final with a blown engine Sunday at Daytona.

Playoff Grid: 4th
Final Week: 2nd

3. Kevin Harvick

He felt strongly that when the race was halted for what turned out to be a greater than three hour pink flag after rain hit following the day’s largest accident he was the chief. He was not and it turned out to be a moot level as Harvick went to the storage after the race restarted and ended up twentieth.

Playoff Grid: ninth
Final Week: third

4. Joey Logano

He was as standard at superspeedway races within the combine on the entrance of the sphere for a lot of the Daytona race. Via a sequence of occasions he acquired shuffled again and Logano finally ended up twelfth within the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Playoff Grid: 2nd
Final Week: 4th

5. Denny Hamlin

Hamlin was outspoken about how the climate and observe situations had been dealt with. All he can do is reset now that the common season is within the rear view mirror and focus on his newest shot to lastly win a NASCAR Cup Collection championship.

Playoff Grid: sixth
Final Week: fifth

6. Ross Chastain

The second half of the common season has not gone nicely for Chastain and Daytona was the newest instance. He too was eradicated in a multi-car accident and can look to regain the efficiency he had earlier within the yr that led to a pair of victories.

Playoff Grid: third
Final Week: sixth

7. Christopher Bell

Not a lot to say about Bell from Daytona after his accident-induced Thirty sixth-place end. He’ll attempt to put that frustration behind him heading into the Playoffs Sunday at Darlington.

Playoff Grid: tenth
Final Week: seventh

8. Tyler Reddick

He settled in behind his Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon and helped push him to Victory Lane. It gave RCR a 1-2 end and Reddick together with Dillon each made the Playoffs after the Daytona effort.

Playoff Grid: eighth
Final Week: ninth

9. Kyle Busch

He raced his means again into the rankings because of a comparatively clear day in Daytona that noticed Busch wheel dwelling his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to a tenth-place end. It might not look like a lot however for Busch on tremendous speedways that was an accomplishment.

Playoff Grid: eleventh
Final Week: NR

10. Daniel Suarez

One in every of quite a few drivers eradicated in an accident at Daytona. Suarez was not happy with the the moist situations that ignited the multi-car crash he was concerned in and he left Daytona credited with a Twenty fourth-place end.

Playoff Grid: thirteenth
Final Week: tenth

Dropped Out: Christopher Buescher


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