Week 34 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: Allmendinger wins Roval, Playoff Round of 8 next at LVMS
8 October 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News
CONCORD, NC — AJ Allmendinger becomes the first non-playoff driver to win in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with a dramatic and emotional win Sunday in the Bank of America 400 on the Charlotte Road Course. It was Dinger’s first Cup win of the 2023 season, his first at the Charlotte ROVAL and the third of his Cup Series career — all on road courses.
Elimination: Despite his 3rd place at the Roval, Kyle Busch was eliminated from Championship contention as the NASCAR Cup Playoff Round of 12 came to a close. Also eliminated were Brad Keselowski, Ross Chastain, and Bubba Wallace.
Moving into the Round of 8 are: Byron, Truex, Hamlin, Larson, Buescher, Reddick, Bell, and Blaney. The Round of 8 starts Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 15, then moves to Homestead-Miami October 22nd, and then Martinsville October 29 to determine the Championship 4 that will compete for the Cup title at Phoenix on Nov 5.
Here are the updated Go Full Throttle NASCAR AI Driver Rankings following Charlotte. After the points reset, applying the Playoff Points earned, and applying our Las Vegas 1.5 mile prediction algorithm, William Byron is still the clear favorite to win the championship.
Updated GFT Manufacturer Box Scores:
Chevrolet = 18
Toyota = 10
Ford = 9
See you in Las Vegas!