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Power Rankings After Martinsville

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Pete Pistone’s updated NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings after the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

1. Joey Logano – He was ready to get the Phoenix and compete for a title after winning at Kansas to earn a spot in the Championship 4. Logano came home third at Martinsville and has finished top-three in three of the last four races of 2020.

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

2. Denny Hamlin – He didn’t put together the best finishes in the Round of 8 compared to how well Hamlin rain in the regular season but it was good enough to advance to the Championship 4. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s 11th-place Martinsville effort gives Hamlin a shot to compete for his first career Cup title in Phoenix.

Driver Rating: 100.3
Playoff Grid: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 3rd

3. Chase Elliott – A walk-off victory for Elliott who needed to win at Martinsville to stay alive for the Cup title and he did it. Elliott led 236 laps, the most ever in one race of his career, to advance to next week’s Championship 4 at Phoenix.

Driver Rating: 102.3
Playoff Grid: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 7th

4. Brad Keselowski– He’s been a Martinsville master in recent outings and showed that prowess again on Sunday to lock in a berth in the Championship 4. Keselowski posted his 10th straight top-10 finish at Martinsville.

Driver Rating: 99.4
Playoff Grid: 4th
Previous Ranking: 6th

5. Kevin Harvick – A valiant effort to fight back from adversity all race long ended up in bitter disappointment for Harvick as the regular season champion will not run for this year’s title. He’s scored nine wins so far in 2020, the most by a driver who did not go to the Championship 4.

Driver Rating: 107.9
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 1st

6. Alex Bowman – He put together a strong and impressive run through the Round of 8 but it wasn’t enough to earn a spot in the Championship 4. Bowman scored his seventh top-10 finish of the 2020 Playoffs (tied for the most) but failed to transfer to Phoenix.

Driver Rating: 91.2
Point Standings: 6th
Previous Ranking: 5th

7. Martin Truex Jr. – He was looking for a thir-straight Martinsville win and needed it to compete for the title. But despite leading over 100 laps, Truex Jr. was forced to pit for a loose wheel late in Sunday’s race wiping out his shot at the crown.

Driver Rating: 100.1
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 4th

8. Ryan Blaney – He continues to end the 2020 season on a strong note with a second-place performance on Sunday. Blaney finished runner-up in both races at Martinsville this season.

Driver Rating: 96.0
Point Standings: 9th
Previous Ranking: 9th

9. Kurt Busch – Did all he could to race his way into next week’s Phoenix title picture but came up short despite a strong Martinsville outing. Busch posted his seventh top-five finish of 2020, his most since nine in 2016.

Driver Rating: 87.1
Point Standings: 11th
Previous Ranking: 10th

10. Kyle Busch – Followed up his Texas win with another good outing in Martinsville. He was a victim of Kevin Harvick’s last lap “Hail Mary” to gain a position when the 4 car made contact with Busch, who then limped across the finish line in ninth place.

Driver Rating: 92.9
Point Standings: 8th
Previous Ranking: 8th

Dropped Out: None