NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings after 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 – Beyond the Flag


BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – JUNE 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

With 15 of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season’s 36 scheduled races in the books, how do the NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings look?

Team Penske’s Joey Logano took the checkered flag as the winner of the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway to become the first driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race after starting from the pole position in nearly 11 months.

Logano’s victory in this 203-lap race, which was scheduled to be a 200-lap race before a late incident sent it into overtime, around the four-turn, 2.0-mile (3.219-kilometer) Michigan International Speedway oval in Brooklyn, Michigan was his second victory of the season and his first victory since he won the season’s third race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway back in early March.

With this victory, Logano became the fifth driver to win multiple races so far this season, and he made Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott the only driver who has been victorious this season but has not won multiple races.

Logano is now tied for fourth place on the 2019 wins list with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin. They trail Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, who have earned four victories and three victories, respectively, as well as Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski, who has also earned three. The FireKeepers Casino 400 is the sixth consecutive race after which six drivers are on the wins list this year.

How did Logano’s FireKeepers Casino 400 victory affect the NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings? Here are the non-formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings after the 2019 season’s first 15 races.

Non-formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings

Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Manufacturer – [Last Rank (Trend)]
1st – Joey Logano – #22, Team Penske, Ford – [2nd (+1)]
2nd – Kyle Busch – #18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – [1st (-1)]
3rd – Brad Keselowski – #2, Team Penske, Ford – [3rd (0)]
4th – Kevin Harvick – #4, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – [5th (+1)]
5th – Chase Elliott – #9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – [4th (-1)]
6th – Martin Truex Jr. – #19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – [8th (+2)]
7th – Kurt Busch – #1, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet – [7th (0)]
8th – Denny Hamlin – #11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – [6th (-2)]
9th – Ryan Blaney – #12, Team Penske, Ford – [10th (+1)]
10th – Alex Bowman – #88, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – [12th (+2)]
11th – Aric Almirola – #10, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – [11th (0)]
12th – Daniel Suarez – #41, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – [15th (+3)]
13th – Clint Bowyer – #14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – [9th (-4)]
14th – William Byron – #24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – [14th (0)]
15th – Ryan Newman – #6, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford – [18th (+3)]
16th – Kyle Larson – #42, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet – [17th (+1)]
17th – Jimmie Johnson – #48, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – [16th (-1)]
18th – Erik Jones – #20, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – [13th (-5)]
19th – Paul Menard – #21, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford – [19th (0)]
20th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – #17, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford – [20th (0)]
21st – Chris Buescher – #37, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet – [21st (0)]
22nd – Austin Dillon – #3, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – [22nd (0)]
23rd – Ty Dillon – #13, Germain Racing, Chevrolet – [23rd (0)]
24th – Daniel Hemric – #8, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – [24th (0)]
25th – Matt DiBenedetto – #95, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota – [26th (+1)]
26th – Ryan Preece – #47, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet – [25th (-1)]
27th – Corey LaJoie – #32, Go Fas Racing, Ford – [30th (+3)]
28th – Darrell Wallace Jr. – #43, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet – [29th (+1)]
29th – David Ragan – #38, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – [27th (-2)]
30th – Michael McDowell – #34, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – [28th (-2)]
31st – Matt Tifft – #36, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – [31st (0)]

Biggest Movers
Up: Daniel Suarez, Ryan Newman, Corey LaJoie (+3)
Down: Erik Jones (-5)

Here are the formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings following the action from Michigan International Speedway. To see how the formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings are calculated, click here.


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