NASCAR energy rankings after All-Star Race and earlier than Nashville

Kyle Larson (5) William Byron (24) head out of Turn 4 into the front stretch during the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Kyle Larson (5) William Byron (24) head out of Turn 4 into the front stretch during the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Kyle Larson (5) William Byron (24) head out of Flip 4 into the entrance stretch in the course of the NASCAR Cup Collection All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Value, Texas, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photograph/Tony Gutierrez)

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NASCAR is again to racing with factors on the road this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway after finishing its All-Star Race final Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Beneath are The Observer’s NASCAR energy rankings for the week of June 14. This record is up to date every week.

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Kyle Busch (no change) has 4 top-10 finishes in a row, together with the All-Star Race, and gained the Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway final Saturday, so Busch stays in the identical spot as final week, however now behind 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers.

Alex Bowman (beforehand unranked) completed sixth on the All-Star Race, forward of Busch’s ninth-place end. Whereas not an excessive amount of weight will be positioned on the non-points occasion with the wacky format, Bowman hasn’t completed decrease than ninth, at Sonoma, within the final 5 races (since his win at Dover), which is best than Busch’s lowest end in those self same occasions (twenty seventh at Dover and tenth at Circuit of the Americas).

TOP 3

3. William Byron (+1) dropped a spot after crashing out at Sonoma, however he led laps on the All-Star Race and completed seventh, to make Sonoma look extra like a fluke than a sample. Byron strikes again into the top-three and Martin Truex Jr. will get bumped from the record this weekend after a Thirteenth-place end final Sunday.

2. Chase Elliott (no change) completed third on the All-Star Race and the No. 9 workforce posted the quickest pit cease throughout a late spherical to win a $100,000 bonus within the occasion. Elliott hasn’t completed decrease than third previously 5 races. The one downside for Elliott is that neither has teammate Kyle Larson.

1. Kyle Larson (no change) is on a streak that features three wins previously three occasions and three second-place finishes within the three races previous to that. Larson handed Elliott to guide the ultimate laps of the All-Star Race, then held off Brad Keselowski to win the occasion and a $1 million prize. After sweeping all levels on the Coca-Cola 600 and Sonoma, after which profitable once more final Sunday, it’s no shock he’s nonetheless No. 1 in our rankings.

NASCAR and Charlotte FC beat reporter Alex Andrejev joined The Observer in January 2020 following an internship at The Washington Put up. She performed Division I volleyball at Columbia College earlier than incomes her grasp’s diploma on the College of Southern California.
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