The NASCAR Cup Sequence season is nearing its midway level after 16 races of 36 on the schedule. The non-points All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway is up subsequent at 8 p.m. Sunday on FS1.
Under are The Observer’s NASCAR energy rankings for the week of June 7. This listing is up to date every week.
Kyle Busch (beforehand unranked) completed within the top-10 within the final three races, and within the top-five within the final two occasions at Charlotte and Sonoma. Busch led at the least one lap and completed within the top-10 every stage of the final three races. The No. 18 workforce has been a comparatively constant presence among the many race leaders since their win at Kansas.
William Byron (-2) was concerned in a late-race accident at Sonoma with 76 laps of 92 accomplished for his first DNF this 12 months. Byron completed in thirty fifth, his lowest end in 2021 to interrupt a streak by which he hadn’t completed decrease than eleventh within the earlier thirteenth races.
3. Martin Truex Jr. (+1) bounced again from three bottom-half finishes at Dover, COTA and Charlotte with a third-place end at Sonoma. Truex didn’t lead any laps within the newest race, however he challenged eventual winner Kyle Larson within the last stage and earned his sixth top-five end this season.
2. Chase Elliott (+1) strikes up a spot after two second-place finishes in a row behind Hendrick Motorsports teammate Larson. Elliott led the second-most laps (13) at Sonoma in comparison with Larson’s 57 laps led. He raced Larson laborious working the same pit technique all through the race and garnered his fourth top-three end in a row.
1. Kyle Larson (no change) accomplished one other all-stage sweep at Sonoma after profitable all 4 levels on the Coca-Cola 600. Larson sits 47 factors behind Cup Sequence factors chief Denny Hamlin after Sunday and has essentially the most stage wins of any driver this season with 11, which greater than doubles Hamlin’s 5 stage wins, the second-most within the collection.