New Hampshire Power Rankings

Power Rankings After New Hampshire


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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

1. Denny Hamlin – He’s now finished second in the last two New Hampshire races with his latest runner-up run coming behind Brad Keselowski on Sunday. Hamlin’s performance was the 14th time in the last 15 races a Joe Gibbs Racing car came home in the top two at New Hampshire.

Driver Rating: 99.8
Point Standings: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 1st

2. Kevin Harvick – Scored his seventh straight top-five finish of 2020 at New Hampshire. He started 26th at the start of the final stage after making a green flag pit stop on Lap 166 and came back to finish fifth.

Driver Rating: 108.5
Point Standings: 1st
Previous Ranking: 2nd

3. Brad Keselowski – He’s now a three-time winner in 2020 after scoring his second career New Hampshire Cup win Sunday. Keselowski led a whopping 184 laps, including the final 81 to put career Cup win number 33 on the board, tying him with Fireball Roberts for 24th on the all-time list.

Driver Rating: 102.3
Point Standings: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 3rd

4. Aric Almirola – Started from the number one position for the third time this season and parlayed it into a seventh-place performance. Almirola now has a career-best streak of nine consecutive top-10 finishes.

Driver Rating: 91.7
Point Standings: 8th
Previous Ranking: 4th

5. Martin Truex Jr. – More pit road troubles for Truex Jr. with an uncontrolled tire violation on Lap 97 but he was still able to notch a third-place finish. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver scored his third top-three finish in the last four races of 2020.

Driver Rating: 95.2
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 7th

6. Chase Elliott – Rebounded from a Lap 64 pit road speeding penalty to get his seconde career New Hampshire top-10 finish. Ellliott led nine laps on his way to a ninth-place finish.

Driver Rating: 100.9
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 5th

7. Joey Logano – Things are starting to point in a better direction for Logano of late who posted a fourth place New Hampshire finish on Sunday. He’s now finished in the top five in two of the last three races after only one such run in the previous 13 outings.

Driver Rating: 97.7
Point Standings: 6th
Previous Ranking: 9th

8. Ryan Blaney – Not a good day in New England for Blaney who did lead five laps but ended up crossing the finish line 20th. Some late race pit strategy didn’t work out for the Team Penske driver sending him home with a disappointing finish.

Driver Rating: 98.3
Point Standings: 4th
Previous Ranking: 6th

9. Matt DiBenedetto – The Wood Brothers Racing driver continued his pursuit of a playoff berth with his sixth top-10 finish of 2020 coming within one of his career best mark set last year. DiBenedetto has finished in the top-six in each of his last two New Hampshire races.

Driver Rating: 85.0
Point Standings: 13th
Previous Ranking: NR

10. Kurt Busch – Summer struggles continue for Busch and the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Busch was not a factor Sunday at New Hampshire and after starting the day 10th faded back to a 17th-place finish.

Driver Rating: 87.2
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 10th

Dropped Out: Kyle Busch