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Power Rankings After Kansas

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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

1. Kevin Harvick – He tried his best to run down eventual race winner Joey Logano in the closing laps at Kansas but came up one spot short of Victory Lane. Scored his 12th top-two finish of 2020 and his seventh top-two finish at Kansas.

Driver Rating: 109.5
Playoff Grid: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 2nd

2. Joey Logano – His third win of the season came at Kansas and earned Logano a chance at the title with an appearance in the Championship 4. It will be his fourth Championship 4 appearance but the first since Logano won the Championship in 2018. He held off Kevin Harvick for the win and led twice for 47 laps, including the final 45.

Driver Rating: 100.8
Playoff Grid: 1st
Previous Ranking: 7th

3. Chase Elliott – He was forced to overcome some radio communication issues with his team but fought through the challenge for a top-five finish. Elliott has finished top-10 in six of his 10 Kansas starts and is the only driver to lead in all seven 2020 Playoff races.

Driver Rating: 101.3
Playoff Grid: 5th
Previous Ranking: 3rd

4. Denny Hamlin – Was in position to challenge for a second Kansas win of the season but Hamlin made contact with the wall and the damage to his Joe Gibbs Racing driver was too much to overcome. Hamlin started the Round of 8 with a 15h-place Kansas finish.

Driver Rating: 101.0
Playoff Grid: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 1st

5. Alex Bowman – Another strong outing for Bowman and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team. He finished third for his seventh top-10 finish in the last nine races of 2020, the most of all drivers. Bowman has finished in the  top 10 in five of the last seven Kansas races.

Driver Rating: 90.3
Playoff Grid: 6th
Previous Ranking: 8th

6. Brad Keselowski – He had one of the best cars in the field early in Sunday’s race but dropped off a little toward the finish. Still a top-five for Keselowski, which was only his second top-five finish in the last 12 races of 2020.

Driver Rating: 99.5
Playoff Grid: 4th
Previous Ranking: 5th

7. Martin Truex Jr. – Started the race from the rear of the field after failing pre-race inspection twice on Sunday. Truex Jr. did work his way to the front but his car plateaued out late in the final laps and he fell back to finish ninth.

Driver Rating: 96.8
Playoff Grid: 7th
Previous Ranking: 4th

8. Kurt Busch – An engine issue sidelined Busch after just 197 laps and he was credited with a 38th-place finish. Not the way he wanted to start the Round of 8 in the Playoffs and a far cry from his Round of 12 beginning when Busch won at Las Vegas.

Driver Rating: 86.4
Playoff Grid: 8th
Previous Ranking: 6th

9. Kyle Busch – Some pit strategy got Busch some much-needed track position and he made the most of it for a top-five run at Kansas. It was only his second top-five finish in the last nine races of 2020.

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

10. Ryan Blaney – A member of the very impressive team Penske trio on Sunday, Blaney stayed near the front of the field most of the race. He crossed the finish line with a seventh-place run.

Driver Rating: 94.6
Point Standings: 11th
Previous Ranking: 10th

Dropped Out: None