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The NASCAR Cup Series made its annual trek to Wisconsin at Road America last Sunday. Here’s a look at the ‘Power Rankings’ after the Quik Trip 250.

Pete Pistone
July 5, 2022

ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN – JULY 03: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 at Road America on July 03, 2022 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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The NASCAR Cup Series made its annual trek to Wisconsin at Road America last Sunday. Here’s a look at the Power Rankings after the Quik Trip 250:

1. Chase Elliott

He scored his third top-two finish of the season, all in the last eight races. Elliott has finished top-two in ten of his 22 career Cup starts on road courses and he followed his Nashville win the week prior with a runner-up finish at Road America.

Point Standings: 1st
Last Week: 1st

2. Ross Chastain

He is a top-five machine and Chastain registered another at Road America with a fourth-place finish. The Trackhouse Racing driver has nine top-fives in 2022, most of anyone in the Cup Series.

Point Standings: 3rd
Last Week: 2nd

3. Kyle Larson

A third place performance was Larson’s sixth top-three finish in the last nine road course races. He also finished second at Road America in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race so overall not a bad weekend at all for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.

Point Standings: 4th
Last Week: 4th

4. Kyle Busch

All sorts of trouble at Road America for Busch starting with an adjustment before the race that sent him to the rear of the field. Things didn’t get any better from there with a 29th place finish credited to the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.

Point Standings: 6th
Last Week: 4th

5. Ryan Blaney

The good news is Blaney’s team played some strategy in the second stage to win it and put some points in the kitty. But generally speaking Blaney and the No. 12 Team Penske Ford weren’t particularly competitive at Road America and wound up finishing 11th on Sunday.

Point Standings: 2nd
Last Week: 5th

6. Tyler Reddick

The Richard Childress Racing driver became the fifth first-time winner of 2022 as Reddick was able to take the checkered flag at Road America. He led once for 16 laps and held off Chase Elliott for the victory giving Richard Childress Racing its 110th career NASCAR Cup Series win.

Point Standings: 13th
Last Week: NR

7. Daniel Suarez

The Trackhouse Racing driver scored his fourth top-five finish of 2022 and the second in the last three races. Suarez came home fifth at Road America in another solid outing.

Point Standings: 17th
Last Week: 9th

8. Martin Truex Jr.

The Joe Gibbs Racing quartet did not fare well at Road America and that included former Road Course racing ace Truex Jr. His car seemed off from the start of the race and MTJ ended up 13th at Road America.

Point Standings: 7th
Last Week: 6th

9. Denny Hamlin

If you’re keeping score at home, Denny Hamlin has 26 penalties this year and he added to those pit road infractions at Road America with more miscues. A 17th-place finish is what Hamlin left Wisconsin with on Sunday.

Point Standings: 20th
Last Week: 7th

10. Joey Logano

A miserable day for Logano who had all kinds of trouble at Road America including contact with Bubba Wallace early in the race. It all added up to a very disappointing 27th-place finish.

Point Standings: 5th
Last Week: 8th

Dropped Out: Christopher Bell