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The NASCAR Cup Series was crowned champion on Sunday. Here’s a look at power ratings after the NASCAR Cup Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway.

1. Joey Logano

He is a two-time Cup Series champion after flexing his muscles in style on Sunday to win the race and title in Phoenix. Logano led five times in 187 laps and sealed the deal with a strong last race once he took the lead to separate himself from the pack. He started the year with a victory at the Busch Clash at the Coliseum and ended it on Victory Lane by lifting another Cup Series championship trophy.

Playoff grid: 1st
Last week: 3rd

2. Ross Chastain

The talk of the week after his wild ride around the Martinsville wall to race for Championship Four. But Chastain failed to complete the Cinderella story and finish third in Phoenix, but still well enough to finish second in the final standings.

Playoff grid: 2nd
Last week: 1st

3. Christopher Bell

There was a lot of momentum for Bell and company reaching the Phoenix final after scoring the win to reach Championship Four the week before in Martinsville. But despite having a fast car and a late pit stop accident, Bell cost him precious time and all he could do was race back to tenth place.

Playoff grid: 3rd
Last week: 2nd

4. Kyle Larson

He entered Phoenix after finishing first and second in the previous two races and with a shot at winning the Hendrick Motorsports Owners Championship. It wasn’t meant to be, as Larson’s top 10 wasn’t enough to bring home the hardware.

Playoff grid: 7th
Last week: 4th

5. Pursuing Elliott

His chance to become a two-time champion ended after contact with Ross Chastain racing for the position and Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was never the same afterwards. The season ended with a 28th-place finish in Phoenix.

Playoff grid: 4th
Last week: 5th

6. Ryan Blaney

He went winless in 2022 in a season that saw Blaney make the Playoffs and add an All-Star Race win to his resume. Sunday’s performance was strong for Team Penske Ford’s number 12, with Blaney leading 109 laps and finishing in second place.

Playoff grid: 8th
last week: 7

7. Chasing Briscoe

Phoenix turned out to be a very good track this season for Briscoe as he claimed a career cup number one win at the track in the spring. He had another good race car at the end of the season and ended the campaign with a strong fourth place.

Playoff grid: 9th
last week: 8

8. Denny Hamlin

He missed a title shot when Hamlin failed to qualify for Championship 4. After starting 21st, Hamlin moved across the field to finish in eighth place when the checkered flag flew in Phoenix.

Playoff grid: 5th
last week: 6

9. William Byron

Decent tour for Byron, who had a season that started off incredibly well before hitting stagnation midway through the campaign. He ended up heading in a better direction and his last match of 2022 ended with a top 10 performance by Phoenix.

Playoff grid: 6th
last week: 9

10. Tyler Reddick

A disappointing end to his tenure at Richard Childress Racing in a year that saw Reddick make several trips to Victory Lane. His challenges on Sunday in Phoenix amounted to just a 23rd-place finish and a return to the field.

Playoff grid: 14th
Last week: 10

Discarded: None


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