NASCAR goes highway course racing this weekend at Street America. The Cup Sequence will compete on the four-mile, 14-turn course close to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 4. The Jockey Made in America 250 begins at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
Beneath are The Observer’s NASCAR energy rankings for the week of June 28. This listing is up to date every week.
Chase Elliott (-2) didn’t have the weekend the No. 9 staff hoped for at Pocono following a post-race disqualification for free lug nuts at Nashville the week prior. Elliott completed twelfth and twenty seventh on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. He earned a prime 10 through the second stage of Sunday’s race, however pit within the remaining stage with a flat tire.
Alex Bowman (+1) gained Saturday’s race at Pocono, climbing to the primary place spot with fewer than 15 laps left. He was practically beat by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson, however Larson crashed with a flat tire on the ultimate lap, giving Bowman his third win of the 12 months. He completed seventh on Sunday.
3. Kyle Busch (+1) earned a second and first place end over the weekend, overcoming a transmission concern on Sunday to win a race decided by gasoline mileage. Busch has two wins (eight prime fives) and sits fifth in level standings, 111 factors behind sequence chief Denny Hamlin.
2. William Byron (no change) scored one other prime 5 on Saturday with a 3rd place end at Pocono. Byron positioned out of the highest 10 Sunday, in twelfth, however gained the second stage of the race and led 22 laps. He fell simply brief on gasoline on the finish of Sunday’s race and pit from the lead within the remaining 5 laps. Byron has eight prime fives and one win this 12 months.
1. Kyle Larson (no change) practically completed first and second over the weekend to enrich Busch, however Saturday’s last-lap crash relegated Larson to ninth place that day. The No. 5 staff recovered Sunday regardless of early harm to the nostril of the automotive and completed in second place for Larson’s eleventh prime 5 (14th prime 10) this 12 months. He sits two factors behind Hamlin.