The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: William Byron, the driver of the #24 Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 05, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Las Vegas is presented by Fan4Racing contributor Owen Stewart this week.

The NASCAR season is long, and with just three out of 36 total races completed, the picture is still a little foggy. That being said, with Las Vegas, the first intermediate track on the schedule, out of the way, the power ranking is getting clearer. Saturday was dominated by Team Penske, as defending champion Joey Logano took the pole with his teammate Ryan Blaney also starting close to the front. On Sunday, the race changed the power players in a big way, as Hendrick Motorsports was the class of the field. William Byron swept the stages and took advantage of a late-race restart to hold off teammates Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman for his first win of the season. With this race in mind, the power ranking has a new number one and plenty of changes throughout the top 20.  

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