Week 1 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: Truex Jr breaks winless streak with Clash victory

Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle
2 min readFeb 9, 2023

6 February 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

LOS ANGELES — Martin Truex Jr. earns his first NASCAR Cup Series win in more than a year in a beating and banging high contact Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum on Sunday night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Truex Jr., who went winless all of 2022, kicks off the 2023 season with a much-needed victory.

Credit: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — FEBRUARY 05: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Week 1 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings:
Martin Truex Jr Takes P1 Ranking with win at The Clash

Driver of the No.19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota jumps 19 spots with dramatic win, Austin Dillion finishes the Clash in 2nd and moves up 10 spots to P8. Kyle Busch finished 3rd moves up 6 spots to P2. A tough race for Chase Elliott finishing 21st and falling 15 spots to P17 in the GFT Rankings. Cup Champion Joey Logano finshed 16th in LA and falls from P1 down to P14. Also notable is rookie Noah Gragson who finshed 14th at the The Clash and makes his GFT NASCAR AI Driver Ranking debut at P18.

Week 1 NASCAR GFT Top 25 AI Driver Rankings following the Clash at the Coliseum on February 6, 2023 (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)

The Go Full Throttle AI Driver Rankings use our proprietary algorithms utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to dynamically tune and improve accuracy over time.

Credit: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — FEBRUARY 05: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, © winner, Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Get Bioethanol Chevrolet, (L) second place and Kyle Busch, driver of the #8 BetMGM Chevrolet, third place pose for photos on the podium after the NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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