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Power Rankings After Bristol


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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after Sunday’s Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

1. Brad Keselowski – Victory number two of the season came in dramatic fashion as Keselowski sped by Chase Elliott and Joey Logano after their incident to take the checkered flag. He led four times for 115 laps, including the final three and Keselowski’s worst finish in the events since NASCAR’s return is a seventh last Thursday at Charlotte.

Driver Rating: 102.0
Point Standings: 4th
Previous Ranking: 4th

2. Kyle Busch – Rebounded from a Lap 63 pit road speeding penalty to get his third top-four finish in the last four races Sunday at Bristol. Busch took home a fourth-place run after also leading 100 laps following leading only 14 all season heading into the race.

Driver Rating: 90.8
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 3rd

3. Kevin Harvick – His top-10 streak came to an end as Harvick took the checkered flag 11th at Bristol. He now has a 6.0 average finish since NASCAR’s return to racing.

Driver Rating: 107.2
Point Standings: 1st
Previous Ranking: 1st

4. Chase Elliott – He was looking for a second straight win after his Charlotte victory last Thursday night but Elliott’s aggressive move to get around Joey Logano went awry and took away a shot to win at Bristol for both drivers. Elliott did win the first two stages, but was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

Driver Rating: 109.4
Point Standings: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 6th

5. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin led a race-high 131 laps at Bristol and was in the lead up until 12 laps to go when Joey Logano and Chase Elliott got by. As that happened, Hamlin made contact with Logano’s car and spun down into traffic and he ended up finishing 17th.

Driver Rating: 87.6
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 5th

6. Joey Logano – A controversial late-race incident when Chase Elliott got into Logano taking him from a potential win to a 21st-place Bristol finish. Logano only led two laps on Sunday but was a constant presence at the front of the field until it mattered most at the end.

Driver Rating: 100.9
Point Standings: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 7th

7. Erik Jones – Continued improvement for Jones who was one of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers inside the top five Sunday at Bristol. Jones finished fifth to match his best run of the year last week at Darlington.

Driver Rating: 81.8
Point Standings: 14th
Previous Ranking: 10th

8. Alex Bowman – Another rough outing for Bowman who again showed he had a fast race car but unfortunately has nothing to show for it. Bowman’s challenges added up to a very disappointing 37th-place Bristol finish.

Driver Rating: 99.8
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 2nd

9. Kurt Busch – Busch rebounded from some damage in a nine-car accident on Lap 231 to finish seventh for his fourth straight top 10 at the track. He has now finished in the top 10 in six of the last seven races this season.

Driver Rating: 87.5
Point Standings: 10th
Previous Ranking: 9th

10. Jimmie Johnson – The seven-time champion’s winless streak has now reached 104 races but Johnson keeps running well in 2020. His third-place Bristol run matched his best finish for the fourth time since that last Cup victory back in 2017.

Driver Rating: 94.0
Point Standings: 15th
Previous Ranking: NR

Dropped Out: Ryan Blaney