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Power Rankings After Charlotte

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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after the Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.

1. Denny Hamlin – An up and down day at the Roval for Hamlin who was mixing it up pretty much all afternoon. His day ended finishing 15th, but he’s still very much in the hunt for a first career Cup Series championship.

Driver Rating: 101.1
Playoff Grid: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 1st

2. Kevin Harvick – The struggles in the Round of 12 continued for Harvick and company at the Roval. An 11th-place finish wasn’t bad, but he’s looking to get back on track when the next round kicks off at Kansas Speedway.

Driver Rating: 108.7
Playoff Grid: 1st
Previous Ranking: 2nd

3. Chase Elliott – Four straight road course wins for Elliott brings him within two of Jeff Gordon’s all-time record. Elliott has a 42% winning percentage on road courses after going back-to-back at the Roval on Sunday. He comes into the Round of 8 focused on making his first appearance in the Championship 4.

Driver Rating: 102.7
Playoff Grid: 4th
Previous Ranking: 3rd

4. Martin Truex Jr. – Another good outing for Truex Jr. at the Roval and that shouldn’t be a surprise. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has now finished in the top 10 in 10 of the last 12 road course races.

Driver Rating: 98.8
Playoff Grid: 6th
Previous Ranking: 4th

5. Brad Keselowski – Started third and led the first seven laps under the wet conditions at the Roval. Keselowski spun on Lap 33 while running fifth and as the track got dry his No. 2 Ford kept falling off on the long run and he finished 18th in the end.

Driver Rating: 99.0
Playoff Grid: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 5th

6. Kurt Busch – Didn’t have anything to worry about after starting the round with a Las Vegas win, but Busch was still gunning for a win Sunday. He’s now finished in the top five in two of the three Roval races. Sunday he spun on Lap 108 and still finished fourth.

Driver Rating: 86.8
Playoff Grid: 8th
Previous Ranking: 6th

7. Joey Logano – Ran near the front of the field most of the day and finished there as well with a second-place finish on Sunday. Logano has finished top 10 in all three Roval races run since its debut in 2018.

Driver Rating: 100.2
Playoff Grid: 5th
Previous Ranking: 7th

8. Alex Bowman – An eighth-place finish for Bowman. He has finished in the top 10 in all three Roval races and has also come home in the top 15 in all eight road course starts while driving for Hendrick Motorsports. For the first time, he’ll advance to the Round of 8.

Driver Rating: 89.7
Playoff Grid: 7th
Previous Ranking: 9th

9. Kyle Busch – Did all he good to keep his Playoff hopes alive, but unfortunately for Busch it wasn’t enough and he was eliminated from the championship picture. He did see time at the front of the field until challenges and having to pit with one to go dropped him back to finish 30th.

Driver Rating: 91.6
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 8th

10. Ryan Blaney – The inaugural Roval race winner in 2018 was strong again this time around, However Blaney spun while leading late in the race to give up his chance to win but still came back for a fifth-place finish.

Driver Rating: 94.0
Playoff Grid: 11th
Previous Ranking: NR

Dropped Out: Austin Dillon