With the 2019 NASCAR Cup Collection common season within the books following Kevin Harvick’s third victory of the yr, how do the game’s full-time drivers stack up?
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick closed out the 2019 NASCAR Cup Collection common season by securing his third victory of the season and his third victory within the final seven races within the Huge Machine Vodka 400 on the Brickyard, extra generally referred to as the Brickyard 400, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
How did Harvick’s victory on this 160-lap race across the four-turn, 2.5-mile (four.023-kilometer) Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in Speedway, Indiana have an effect on the NASCAR Cup Collection Energy Rankings?
These NASCAR Cup Collection Driver Energy Rankings had been calculated utilizing a method, which you’ll see right here. However earlier than they’re revealed, have a look beneath at a number of the highlights of this version of those rankings.
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NASCAR Cup Collection Driver Energy Rankings Evaluation
These NASCAR Cup Collection Driver Energy Rankings had been considerably shaken up this week due to the factors reset for the 16 playoff drivers. Whereas their official 2,000+ level totals are used within the “factors” class, the purpose totals used within the “factors in most up-to-date race” class are the variety of factors they really scored within the Brickyard 400.
One factor this didn’t do is forestall Kevin Harvick from taking pictures up the rankings, though he’s now formally in a fourth place tie within the championship standings after ending the common season with the third highest level whole.
Harvick has now received two of the final 4 and three of the final seven races, and he has completed decrease than seventh place on one event throughout this seven-race span, and that poor end result solely happened because of a mechanical challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway.
However was his Brickyard 400 victory sufficient to maneuver him to #1 for the primary time this season?
On the flip facet, coming off of the second victory of his NASCAR Cup Collection profession at Darlington Raceway, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones crashed out of this race and plummeted within the rankings.
He has now recorded three finishes of 18th place or worse within the final 4 races, and after having been ranked as excessive as fourth in these rankings in latest weeks, he’s now one of many lowest rating playoff drivers.