This week’s NBC Sports Power ranking is heading into the race that is going to be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On the top of the list is Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin is out of the championship now.
Busch has been collectively selected by NBC Sports talk writers for top position while Hamlin, a Daytona 500 winner is dropped to fifth.
Brad Keselowski hasn’t received any votes in the last week power ranking program that why his ranking dropped to 2 after winning the folds of Honor trip at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Other eminent jumps: Kevin Harvick jumped to third from ninth last week, Kyle Larson from zero to forth this week and Martin Truex, who was earlier receiving zero votes is now getting the sixth rank.
Names of those dropping the NBC sports ranking this week: Matt Dibenedetto, William Byron, Jimmie Johnson, Ross Chastain, and Ryan Preece.
A complete analysis if this week power rankings:
- Kyle Busch: He is among the two drivers to finish in top 10 in this season of two races. He has attained 40 points. At Atlanta, he was given the task to cut a tire and go through field according to a new rule in which he has stood sixth.
- Brad Keselowski: Earned 33 points, racing while sick and participated in 500 miles race and successfully completed it.
- Kevin Harvick: Got on 26 points and was ruined without any reason at Daytona. The Stewart-Haas racing driver has topped the list.
- Kyle Larson: He was having the strongest car at Atlanta and could predict the good for the future.
- Denny Hamlin: Only 21 points with a win at Daytona and stood 11th at Atlanta. He is going to start in 2019 with good and strong emotions.
- Martin Truex Jr: In his second race with Joe Gibbs Racing, Truex and crew chief proved that they haven’t lost the game when it comes to 4-mile tracks. Without lapped cars, Truex might be on the higher side of the list.
- Erik Jones: 17 points: one of the two drivers who has finished in top 10 in each of the first two races. He was third at Daytona and 7th at Atlanta.
- Christopher Bell( Tie and 10 points): With Daytona behind, Bell picked from where he had left in 2018, dominating all but 21 laps in Xfinity race.
- Joey Logano: 10 points again, certain silly mistakes and blunders held this team at such a lowest place at Atlanta.
- Aric Almirola: Only scored 8 points and earned his first pole since 2012 and led 36 laps in the first Later on, a speeding penalty dropped his ranking in the field. Unlike Kyle Larson, he was able to come back on top 10 places at the end of the race.
Others receiving votes: Chris Buescher. Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, and Kurt Busch. The ranking or points of all these players stand from 3 to 6.