February 2, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Sequence visited historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway final Sunday. Right here’s a have a look at the Energy Rankings after the Verizon 200 on the Brickyard:

1. Chase Elliott

His ending place actually doesn’t depict Elliott’s day in Indianapolis. However the Hendrick Motorsports driver was tousled within the visitors jam of the late restarts and credited with a Sixteenth-place Indianapolis end.

Level Standings: 1st
Final Week: 1st

2. Ross Chastain

He took evasive motion on the ultimate restart racing off observe down the entry street exit and began an issue concerning the interpretation of the rule. Though Chastain was undoubtedly a contender to win the final lap penalty assessed by NASCAR dropped him to a Twenty seventh-place end.

Level Standings: third
Final Week: 2nd

3. Tyler Reddick

He’s now on the brief checklist of one of the best street course drivers in NASCAR and rightfully so after Reddick scores his second profession win of the season Sunday in Indianapolis. It was a follow-up efficiency to his first sequence victory that got here in July in one other street race at Highway America.

Level Standings: eleventh
Final Week: eighth

4. Kyle Busch

It was a comparatively quiet afternoon for Busch who continues to be in the course of dialogue about his future at JGR at season’s finish. On observe Busch may do no higher than end eleventh in Indianapolis.

Level Standings: eighth
Final Week: 4th

5. Christopher Bell

A pre-race favourite to be within the combine for the win based mostly on Bell’s earlier street course performances didn’t materialize for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who like lots of people in Indy had a difficult day finally posting a Twelfth-place end.

Level Standings: sixth
Final Week: fifth

6. Denny Hamlin

The theme of the season was on show once more in Indianapolis for Hamlin who has had success however can’t appear to string a number of good finishes collectively. His submit Pocono disqualification effort added as much as 14th in Indy.

Level Standings: nineteenth
Final Week: third

7. Kyle Larson

Probably the most violent hit of the 12 months occurred Sunday when Larson crashed exhausting into Ty Dillon. Fortunately neither driver was injured within the scary trying crash that noticed Larson’s automotive get all 4 wheel of the bottom earlier than the accident lastly got here to an finish.

Level Standings: fifth
Final Week: sixth

8. Daniel Suarez

Frustration is the phrase that greater than describes the day Suarez had in Indianapolis. A Twenty eighth-place end was what the Trackhouse Racing driver left the Brickyard with on Sunday.

Level Standings: thirteenth
Final Week: seventh

9. Joey Logano

The No. 22 Workforce Penske Ford group discovered some pace in qualifying and Logano began fifth in Indianapolis. He was capable of keep away from getting tousled within the day’s many wrecks and was very aggressive on the day’s last restart to assist him put a sixth-place Indy end on the board.

Level Standings: seventh
Final Week: NR

10. Martin Truex Jr.

He was as soon as thought-about the most effective street racers in NASCAR but it surely hasn’t been that was this 12 months for Truex Jr. He did accumulate some stage factors however total a mediocre day for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who completed twenty first in Indianapolis.

Level Standings: 4th
Final Week: ninth

Dropped Out: William Byron

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