SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Power Rankings – June 28, 2023

Nashville Superspeedway hosted the NASCAR Cup Series last Sunday night. Check out our rankings following Sunday’s Ally 400.

Pete Pistone
June 28, 2023

Pete Pistone will unveil Power Rankings each week of the NASCAR season. Check out this week’s edition of NASCAR Power Rankings below, and listen to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) on the SXM App now.

Nashville Superspeedway hosted the NASCAR Cup Series last Sunday night. Here’s a look at the “Power Rankings” following Sunday’s Ally 400:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver knocked down his fourth straight top-five finish with a second place outing in Nashville. Truex Jr. couldn’t run down Chastain for the lead after battling for a number of laps late in the race but still was able to score the runner-up finish.

Point Standings: 1st
Last Week: 2nd

2.  William Byron

Decent outing for Byron who consistently remains upfront week in and week out. The Hendrick Motorsports driver finished one spot ahead of where he started taking the checkered flag sixth Sunday night in Nashville.

Point Standings: 2nd
Last Week: 3rd

3. Kyle Larson

A very quiet top-five outing for Larson who was rarely outside the front of the field but really wasn’t a factor making a push for the lead or to win the race.

Point Standings: 9th
Last Week: 4th

4. Ross Chastain

The 42-race winless drought that Chastain was mired in came to an end in Nashville as the Trackhouse Racing driver started from the pole, led 99 laps and score his first trip to Victory Lane in 2023.

Point Standings: 3rd
Last Week: 9th

5. Denny Hamlin

Strong night for Hamlin who paced the field for 81 laps and had one of the best cars of the night. But he didn’t have enough down the stretch to run down the lead and Hamlin settled for a still impressive third-pace finish.

Point Standings: 7th
Last Week: 6th

6. Kyle Busch

The night got off to a terrible start for Busch with both a flat tire and a pit road speeding penalty coming early in the race. But Busch and the Richard Childress No. 8 team made a nice rebound and were able to salvage a ninth-place finish.

Point Standings: 5th
Last Week: 1st

7. Christopher Bell

Bell came from deep in the field and a 22nd place starting position to earn a top-10 with a solid seventh place Nashville finish. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is looking to recapture some of his earlier season performance.

Point Standings: 4th
Last Week: 8th

8. Kevin Harvick

What might have been for Harvick who as always was the class of the Stewart-Haas Racing stable in Nashville. Problems late derailed what should have been a better finish and only ended up with a 24th place effort.

Point Standings: 6th
Last Week: 7th

9. Chase Elliott

Good strong run for Elliott who had a top-five car and brought it home fourth in Nashville. But he now has just nine races remaining to score a win, which is most likely his only way into the Playoffs this season.

Point Standings: 25th
Last Week: NR

10. Joey Logano

Summer struggles continue for Logano who had a strong qualifying effort with a fourth place starting spot but faded back in a big way to take the checkered flag 19th in Nashville.

Point Standings: 10th
Last Week: 5th

Dropped Out: Ryan Blaney