The field prepares to go racing during the 38th Kings Royal Saturday afternoon at Eldora Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)
The field prepares to go racing during the 38th Kings Royal Saturday afternoon at Eldora Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)

Sprint Rankings Shakeup Follows Kings Royal Weekend

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series point leader Brad Sweet retained his spot at the top of the National Sprint Car Rankings, but there are significant changes within the top 10.

Sweet remains ahead of the rankings with a 4.878 average finish in 49 starts this season, but Carson Macedo, who won two World of Outlaws races in the past week, jumps to second in the standings with a 5.120 average finish in 53 starts.

Not only was Kyle Larson’s victory in Saturday night’s Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway worth $175,000, but it was his 20th winged sprint car start of the season, officially qualifying him for the National Sprint Car Rankings. Larson ranks third with with a 5.5 average finish in 20 starts.

Donny Schatz and David Gravel round out the top five.

Seventy-nine drivers have reached 20-start requirement to be eligible for the rankings. Ten drivers have reached the 50-start plateau and can begin dropping their worst finishes.

Danny Dietrich leads Anthony Macri by two points in the Eastern region. Dominic Scelzi is on top in the Western region.

Kyle Bellm holds the lead in the Mid-America region and D.J. Foos has moved to the top of the Great Lakes region.

Justin Henderson extended his advantage in the Great Plains region. Brandon Matus leads the PA-OH region.

One hundred and 23 drivers have combined to win the 268 features run.

National Sprint Car Rankings

  1. Brad Sweet 4.878 (49 Starts)
  2. Carson Macedo 5.120 (53 Starts)
  3. Kyle Larson 5.5 (20 Starts)
  4. Donny Schatz 6.080 (54 Starts)
  5. David Gravel 6.735 (49 Starts)
  6. Brandon Matus 6.762 (21 Starts)
  7. Danny Dietrich 6.880 (54 Starts)
  8. Lance Dewease 6.913 (23 Starts)
  9. D.J. Foos 6.958 (24 Starts)
  10. Jade Hastings 7.350 (20 Starts)

Click below for the regional rankings.

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