NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings after 2019 Camping World 400

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JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 30: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

With 17 races in the books and 19 remaining on the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, how do the NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings look?

Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman ended the 133-race win drought to start his NASCAR Cup Series career by winning the 36-race 2019 season’s 17th race, the Camping World 400, at Chicagoland Speedway following an intense late battle with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson.

Bowman’s victory in this 267-lap race around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) Chicagoland Speedway oval in Joliet, Illinois was just the second victory by a Hendrick Motorsports driver and the second victory by a Chevrolet driver this season.

Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott won the race at Talladega Superspeedway back in late April ahead of Bowman in second place.

By earning his first career Cup Series victory, Bowman became the seventh different driver to win a race so far this season. In addition to him and Elliott, five other drivers have been victorious this season, and these five drivers have all won multiple races.

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin have won four, four and two races, respectively, so far this season, while Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have won three and two races, respectively, so far in 2019.

How did the action from Chicagoland Speedway affect the NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings? Here are the non-formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings following the first victory of Bowman’s career.

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

Biggest Movers
Up: Jimmie Johnson (+5)
Down: Clint Bowyer (-5)

Here are the formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings following the 2019 Camping World 400. To see how the formulated NASCAR Cup Series Driver Power Rankings are calculated, click here.

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