The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Talladega is presented before they race at Dover Motor Speedway this weekend.
Drivers and fans were able to experience both ends of the NASCAR spectrum over the past two weeks. First, the Cup Series headed to Martinsville, the series’ shortest track at just half a mile in length. The ‘Paper Clip’ was very track position-oriented, as drivers struggled to pass for much of the race. The Stewart-Haas Cars were strong early, but drivers such as Chase Briscoe and Ryan Preece managed to hang on to the lead, and Kyle Larson spoiled the party with a late pit strategy move to take his second win of the season.
This past weekend, the Cup Series headed further south to Talladega, the series’ longest track at 2.67 miles. As usual, the race was filled with plenty of lead changes and plenty of action. Bubba Wallace led at the white flag but wrecked while trying to block Ryan Blaney. Kyle Busch, of all people, made it through the carnage first, claiming his second win of the year.
These two races brought mixed results for many drivers so the power ranking will have a few small movements throughout.
The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Richmond Raceway’s Toyota Owners 400 is presented as teams now head to Bristol for racing on Dirt.
After a brief hiatus, the power ranking is back following the seventh race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. Over the past couple of weeks, we saw Tyler Reddick emerge from the craziness to claim a checkered flag at COTA, and Kyle Larson outlasted teammate William Byron to grab his first win of the season at Richmond. With two races to consider, there is some movement in the Power Ranking this week, including another new No. 1.
NASCAR is about to begin its 2023 season at Daytona International Speedway after a successful Clash at the LA Coliseum exhibition race earlier this month. Following is the pre-season power ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series before the season-opening race this Sunday, February 19th.
Post-Kentucky Power Ranking after the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart on Sunday, July 12th at Kentucky Speedway.
Note: This power ranking covers the two previous NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis and Kentucky.
The past couple of races were incredible, as well as unpredictable. First, in Indianapolis, Denny Hamlin blew a tire from the lead with just a few laps to go, right as it looked like he was going to take his fifth win of the season. The incident gifted the win to Kevin Harvick, who tied Hamlin at the top with four victories.