Driver Rankings for Las Vegas


The first round of the playoffs are complete and the second round will take the green flag at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Cup Series competed in Sin City in early March. The race was dominated by Kyle Larson. Sound familiar? Seven months has past and not much has changed in the Cup Series.

Usually we have a lot of data to use for the 1.5-mile tracks in the playoffs because the majority of the schedule consisted of intermediate tracks. That is not the case in 2021. There have only been five races on 1.5-mile tracks this season (Homestead, Las Vegas, Atlanta (twice) and Kansas). I will be focusing on what happened in those races and factoring momentum for my Driver Rankings for the YellaWood 500. I also gave a bit of a bump to the playoff drivers since they will start up front and will have the best equipment their teams has in the garage.

Here are the Driver Rankings for the race in Las Vegas…

1. Kyle Larson
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Kyle Busch
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. William Byron
8. Joey Logano
9. Chase Elliott
10. Kevin Harvick
11. Alex Bowman
12. Christopher Bell
13. Tyler Reddick
14. Austin Dillon
15. Chris Buescher
16. Matt DiBenedetto
17. Kurt Busch
18. Ross Chastain
19. Erik Jones
20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
21. Aric Almirola
22. Ryan Newman
23. Bubba Wallace
24. Ryan Preece
25. Chase Briscoe
26. Michael McDowell
27. Daniel Suarez
28. Cole Custer
29. Corey LaJoie
30. Anthony Alfredo
31. J.J. Yeley
32. Justin Haley
33. Cody Ware
34. B.J. McLoed
35. Joey Gase
36. Garrett Smithley
37. Josh Bilicki
38. Quin Houff


* Photos from NASCAR Media


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