Driver Ratings

MRN‘s Pete Pistone unveils this week‘s Power Rankings following the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Kyle Busch — A second-place finish in Sonoma gave Busch 10 top-five finishes in 16 races and only one run outside the top 10 all season long. He did his best to run down teammate Truex Jr. for the win but ultimately ended up 1.8-seconds behind in the runner-up position.

Driver Rating: 114.7
Point Standings: 2nd
Previous Ranking: 1st

2. Martin Truex Jr. — He‘s the best there is in road racing right now after scoring his second straight Sonoma win and third career victory at the northern California road course. Overall, Truex Jr. has won three of the last five Cup road races and now has four total wins on the board in 2019.

Driver Rating: 103.7
Point Standings: 5th
Previous Ranking: 2nd

3. Brad Keselowski — Another Team Penske driver who struggled in Sonoma, Keselowski was never able to mount much of a challenge if at all on Sunday. He finished 18th after a rare off day.

Driver Rating: 98.5
Point Standings: 4th
Previous Ranking: 4th

4. Joey Logano — A miserable day in Sonoma literally and figuratively on Sunday. He had a fast car to start and took the green flag in the third position. But electrical and alternator issues foiled Logano‘s effort and he ended up taking the checkered flag in 23rd place.

Driver Rating: 103.5
Point Standings: 1st
Previous Ranking: 3rd

5. Denny Hamlin — A solid day for Hamlin who did admit the difficulty he had in passing after the race. But Hamlin stayed in the front of the field pretty much all day and after starting sixth left Sonoma with a fifth-place finish.

Driver Rating: 89.6
Point Standings: 6th
Previous Ranking: 8th

6. Chase Elliott — A very rare misstep mechanically for Hendrick Motorsports as Elliott was a victim of an engine issue and eliminated from the race early. He actually led a handful of laps but ended up with a very disappointing 37th-place finish.

Driver Rating: 97.0
Point Standings: 7th
Previous Ranking: 5th

7. Kevin Harvick — By his own admission, Harvick was not very good at all on Friday but the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 team went to work. By the end of the weekend Harvick had a much better car and it showed with a sixth-place performance in Sunday‘s race.

Driver Rating: 101.5
Point Standings: 3rd
Previous Ranking: 7th

8. Kurt Busch — A big surprise in that Busch was not a player at all in Sunday‘s race. His road racing skills never had a chance to be used and Busch ended up with a very disappointing 13th-place Sonoma finish.

Driver Rating: 89.4
Point Standings: 8th
Previous Ranking: 6th

9. Alex Bowman — He was forced to wrestle around without power steering for much of Sunday‘s race. Not the most pleasant way to spend an afternoon at Sonoma and Bowman was impressive dealing with that issue while finishing 14th.

Driver Rating: 93.6
Point Standings: 10th
Previous Ranking: 9th

10. Clint Bowyer — Wasn‘t able to generate the kind of day he‘s had in the past at Sonoma on Sunday. Bowyer continues to look for his first win of the season and finished just outside the top 10.

Driver Rating: 88.2
Point Standings: 12th
Previous Ranking: 10th

Dropped Out: None