NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Darlington

The NASCAR Cup Series power ranking is after Darlington Raceway. This weekend they race the All-Star event at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series regular season has officially hit its halfway point with the completion of the Goodyear 400 at Darlington. Even in just 13 races, the season has already seen more than its share of unexpected twists and turns, and Darlington added more fuel to that fire. Top contenders Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., and Ross Chastain were all taken out of contention in final-stage incidents, and instead, William Byron drove through and grabbed his third win of the season, becoming the first driver to do so this year. The win for Byron means there are no changes at the top spot, but the rest of the list sees some shake-ups this week as we head into the All-Star break.

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William Byron Scores his Third NASCAR Cup Series Win of 2023 at Darlington

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – MAY 14: William Byron, the driver of the #24 Axalta Throwback Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 14, 2023, in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, William Byron scores his third NASCAR Cup Series win of 2023 at Darlington Raceway in the Goodyear 400.

William Byron took full advantage of a late on-track incident between Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson to triumph in Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway and become the first three-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series this season.

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Kyle Larson Claims his First NASCAR Cup Series Victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 16: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Chevrolet, and crew chief Cliff Daniels celebrate victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series NOCO 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 16, 2023, in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, Kyle Larson claims his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Martinsville Speedway in the NOCO 400.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports team gambled on a late race two-tire pit stop to give him a fighting chance for the victory, and he took the opportunity and drove away to a commanding 4.142-second win in Sunday’s NOCO 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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Kyle Larson Grabs his First NASCAR Cup Series Win of the Season at Richmond

Kyle Larson grabs his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season at Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday afternoon.

With the benefit of a fast final pit stop, Kyle Larson was able to put his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet out front at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and then hold off the field in the last 25 laps of Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2023 season.

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A Year Later, Brad Keselowski has a New Perspective on his Atlanta Penalties

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 10: Brad Keselowski, the driver of the #6 Castrol Edge Ford, prepares to practice for the NASCAR Cup Series United Rentals Work United 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 10, 2023, in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A year later, Brad Keselowski has a new perspective on his Atlanta penalties in the NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams should take note, but will they?

Brad Keselowski and RKF Racing had a great start to their 2022 season. That momentum changed on March 24, 2022, after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR issued severe penalties to the RFK team for the modification to a single source part. Their driver and owner points were docked 100 points apiece with a ten playoff points deduction. The No. 6 crew chief Matt McCall was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four points-paying races. The team appealed the penalties, but their appeal failed and the penalties were upheld. On Saturday, Keselowski spoke with the media and gave a new perspective on those penalties after a year of reflection.

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