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SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Performance Rankings – 4/4

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Pete Pistone will reveal Power Rankings every week of the NASCAR season. Check out this week's edition of NASCAR Power Rankings Below you can listen to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) now on the SiriusXM app and web player.

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  1. DENNY HAMLIN

Controversy arose when Hamlin made the jump to the field after the final restart, but NASCAR did not take a penalty and Joe Gibbs' racer was able to maintain his top spot and take his second win of the season. Hamlin's No. 11 pit crew also deserves a lot of credit for getting him out of pit road with a blazing final stop that helped solidify the win.

Last week: 4

  1. WILLIAM BYRON

A week after dominating COTA, Byron came to Richmond, which he said wasn't one of his best tracks. But a seventh place finish might say otherwise, as the Hendrick Motorsports driver put in a more than decent performance.

Last week: 1

  1. KYLE LARSON

The Hendrick Motorsports driver was quick at Richmond, leading 64 of 70 laps to take the checkered flag in the opening stages. However, the pit strategy didn't work for the No. 5 team and Larson was knocked out by Bubba Wallace late in the race, but still managed to finish third.

Last week: 5

  1. CHRISTOPHER BELL

A speeding penalty on pit road completely ruined Bell's chance of doing better at Richmond. He had a strong car but finished sixth after getting stuck in traffic. At least there was no confrontation with Kyle Busch for Bell this week.

Last week: 3

  1. MARTIN TRUEX JR.

A very unhappy camper after the turn of events that ended the Richmond race and took away Truex Jr.'s chance of victory. He still leads the points standings, but Truex Jr. has now led over 100 laps at Richmond six times in his Cup career and has not won the race.

Last week: 6

6. TY GIBBS

A surprisingly unrivaled outing at Richmond for Gibbs, who watched the other three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have solid nights. His streak of five top-10 finishes in a row ended when Gibbs took the checkered flag in 16th place.

Last week: 2

7. CHRIS BÜSCHER

The Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing driver has been a top-10 machine in recent weeks and Buescher scored another goal with his ninth-place finish at Richmond. For Buescher there are five top 10 finishes in the first seven races of 2024.

Last week: 8

  1. ROSS CHASTAIN

The best thing Chastain could do at Richmond was get his car to the finish with a decent result, and he did that with a 15th place finish despite being in the top 10 for most of the evening. The Trackhouse Racing team needs to find some of the speed that has been lost in recent weeks.

Last week: 7

  1. CHASE ELLIOTT

There was life in the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports car and Elliott scored his first top-five finishes of the season Sunday night at Richmond. Could the former champion be back on track in the coming weeks and join his Hendrick Motorsports runners-up with better performances?

Last week: NO

  1. RYAN BLANEY

The Team Penske driver has had a difficult phase after three top-five finishes in a row. Blaney has now finished outside the top 10 in his last three games, including his disappointing 19th Sunday night at Richmond.

Last week: 10

Dropped out: Tyler Reddick