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Power Rankings After Indianapolis


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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1. Kevin Harvick: A three-time Brickyard 400 winner, Harvick scored his fourth win of the season and 53rd of his NASCAR Cup Series career. He went back-to-back at the Brickyard and finished in the top-10 in the last seven Indianapolis races.

Driver Rating: 109.1
Point Standings: 1st
Previous Ranking: 2nd

2. Denny Hamlin – Came very close to putting another win on the board until a flat tire in the late going sent Hamlin into the wall while leading. Instead of adding another "Crown Jewel" win to his resume Hamlin was credited with a 28th-place finish.

Driver Rating: 98.5
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 1st

3. Brad Keselowski – Fourth place for Keselowski at Indianapolis gave the Team Penske driver top-four finishes in three of the last four Brickyard 400s.

Driver Rating: 99.6
Point Standings: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 3rd

4. Aric Almirola – Almirola’s hot summer start rolled on at the Brickyard with a third-place finish. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has posted five consecutive top-five finishes in the 2020 season.

Driver Rating: 86.6
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 4th

5. Chase Elliott – Elliott had a strong car in the opening two stages with finishes of fourth and second and he did lead 26 laps at Indianapolis. He faded in the closing laps however to end up just outside the top 10 and an 11th-place performance.

Driver Rating: 104.1
Point Standings: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 5th

6. Ryan Blaney – Scary start to Blaney’s day when crewmember Zach Price was injured in a pit road melee. The Team Penske driver’s race didn’t get much better as he made contact with the wall and was credited with a 32nd-place Indianapolis finish.

Driver Rating: 95.9
Point Standings: 4th
Previous Ranking: 6th

7. Kyle Busch – Somehow still winless and without a stage victory in the 2020 season. Busch had a valve stem come out of the left rear on a stop to put him in the back and then had vibrations at various points throughout the race with different sets of tires. In the end though, Busch was able to come away with a sixth-place finish.

Driver Rating: 92.0
Point Standings: 10th
Previous Ranking: 8th

8. Alex Bowman – A rough outing for Bowman, who suffered a failure and ended up with a hard trip into the wall. The Hendrick Motorsports driver’s recent up and down performance ended down at Indianapolis with a 30th-place finish.

Driver Rating: 92.8
Point Standings: 8th
Previous Ranking: 7th

9. Joey Logano – He did pace the field for 14 laps bot Logano’s day wasn’t as good as the Team Penske No. 22 group had hoped for at Indianapolis. He faded back in the opening two stages but did rally back to salvage a top-10 finish.

Driver Rating: 96.3
Point Standings: 6th
Previous Ranking: 10th

10. Martin Truex Jr. – His day was over in Indianapolis literally before it ever got going. Truex Jr. was foiled by an engine issue early, which ended up to be spark plug problem, and was off the pace at the drop of the green flag. He ultimately retired shortly after from contact on pit road. He finished 38th.

Driver Rating: 92.2
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 9th

Dropped Out: None