Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

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The NASCAR Cup Collection Playoffs ended the primary spherical at Bristol Motor Speedway. Right here’s a take a look at the “Energy Rankings” after Saturday evening’s Bass Professional Retailers Evening Race:

1. Denny Hamlin

The most effective driver within the first spherical of the Playoffs is just not a fan favourite however Hamlin has made it completely clear he doesn’t care about public notion. His third win of the season to cap off the opening spherical solidified Hamlin’s spot because the championship favourite with seven races remaining within the 2023 season.

Playoff Rating: third
Final Week: third

2.  Kyle Larson

He began final after a qualifying mishap and rapidly charged via the sector to complete a powerful second at Bristol. Larson is hoping for a greater end result within the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs than he skilled a yr in the past.

Playoff Rating: 4th
Final Week: 1st

3. Tyler Reddick

The heavy lifting was completed the earlier race at Kansas the place Reddick gained to advance to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs. Only a fifteenth place effort in Bristol for the second half of the 23XI Racing duo nonetheless with title aspirations.

Playoff Rating: eighth
Final Week: 2nd

4. Chris Buescher

The defending Bristol race winner solely led one lap on Saturday however Buescher was nonetheless a top-five finisher. He stays Ford’s greatest shot at going deeper into the Playoffs and opens the subsequent spherical at his dwelling monitor in Texas.

Playoff Rating: fifth
Final Week: 4th

5. William Byron

A strong of not flashy opening spherical for Byron obtained him via to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs. A top-10 in Bristol was adequate to maintain Byron within the dialog however he’ll search for higher performances over the subsequent three races.

Playoff Rating: 1st
Final Week: 4th

6. Brad Keselowski

One other top-10 end for Keselowski however he did fall under the the reduce line coming into the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs. He’ll must step it up a bit if the Roush Fenway Keselowski group hopes to maintain each its drivers going ahead within the championship race.

Playoff Rating: tenth
Final Week: sixth

7. Chase Elliott

The dust-up with teammate Kyle Larson was nicely within the rear view mirror as had been a number of rivals Saturday evening in Bristol. Elliott began seventh and completed in the identical spot to maintain his constant run of finishes going.

Level Standings: 18th
Final Week: seventh

8. Christopher Bell

Three straight poles set the tone for Bell over the weekend and he was lastly capable of execute a strong race. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led 187 laps and completed third to simply advance within the Playoffs.

Playoff Rating: seventh
Final Week: NR

9. Bubba Wallace

The 23XI dream stayed alive with each automobiles transferring on to the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs. Wallace actually survived and superior after crossing the end line in 14th-place Saturday evening.

Level Standings: twelfth
Final Week: ninth

10. Martin Truex Jr.

He was capable of keep alive within the Playoff image regardless of a really mediocre at best19th place Bristol end. Finest information for Truex Jr. is a re rack for the subsequent spherical of the Playoffs and the 19 group is hoping for a a lot better subsequent three races.

Playoff Rating: 2nd
Final Week: tenth

Dropped Out: Kyle Busch

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