Ty Gibbs won his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the 2022 season on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Noah Gragson, who started the race on the pole won both stages of the race but when Gragson pitted under the Stage 2 break, Gibbs would cycle back to the race lead and would never loose sight of the lead.
Gibbs would maintain his lead through the green flag pit stops with under 30 laps to go and would win over second place Justin Allgaier by a margin of 1.2 seconds.
During his post race interview, Gibbs was asked if Saturday’s win was a statement win for the rest of the field with the playoffs approaching in a couple of weeks:
“It depends on how you look at it. I just race week in and week out but there’s people who get all excited and think they’re making a huge statement and then they get in the playoffs and suck. I’m just doing what I can week in and week out.”
Rounding out the top five were Justin Allgaier in second, Noah Gragson in third, Brandon Jones in fourth and Austin Hill in fifth.
Noah Gragson, who ran up front the majority of the race finished third.
During the caution on Lap 52 he decided not to pit instead try and win the stage and get the playoff points. Gibbs, on the other hand did pit and his fresher tires would prevail.
Driver No. 9 was able to get by AJ Allmendinger on the final lap to win Stage 2. Gragson would then pit under Stage 2 race break. Gragson would get back into the top five but not be able to contend for the win.
Rounding out the top ten were Josh Berry in sixth, AJ Allmendinger in seventh, Daniel Hemric in eighth, Riley Herbst in ninth and Landon Cassill in tenth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return in two weeks on Saturday, August 20th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on USA Network.
Stage 1 Winner: Noah Gragson
Stage 2 Winner: Noah Gragson
Race Winner: Ty Gibbs
AJ Allmendinger won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
Allmendinger ran away from the field, scoring his third Xfinity road course win of the year.
“God I love this place! Indy baby let’s go!” Allmendinger said on his team radio after the race.
Allmendinger, who won the Cup series race last year on the Indianapolis road course is the all-time road course winner in the Xfinity Series.
“We struggled and worked hard to get a little better. I knew Bowman was really good on long runs so I tried to stay out there. Our car had some break issues as well. The guys recovered really well.”
Rounding out the top five were Alex Bowman in second, Justin Allgaier in third, Ross Chastain in fourth and Chase Briscoe in fifth.
Allmendinger joined previous Indianapolis winners for a group photo at the yard of bricks Saturday morning. Drivers included Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson to name a few.
“I didn’t even feel like I belonged out there,” Allmendinger said post-race. “What am I doing here?!?! That’s the coolest photo I will ever have in my life.”
Rounding out the top ten were Riley Herbst in sixth, Sam Mayer in seventh, Ty Gibbs in eighth, Austin Hill in ninth and Noah Gragson in tenth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 6th on USA Network.
Stage 1 Winner: Noah Gragson
Stage 2 Winner: Josh Berry
Race Winner: AJ Allmendinger
Chase Elliott won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway after the first two finishers, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch each failed post-race inspection.
Joe Gibbs Racing sent out a statement Sunday night reacting to the inspection outcome.
“We were shocked to learn of the infraction that caused our two cars to fail NASCAR’s post-race technical inspection,” Team owner Joe Gibbs said in a statement released following the outcome of inspection. “We plan to review every part of the process that led to this situation.”
Joe Gibbs Racing has the option to appeal the penalty if they chose to do so. The team has until Monday at 12 p.m. Eastern to file for an appeal.
Since NASCAR instituted the disqualification policy in 2019, this marks the first time the winner of the race has been disqualified.
NASCAR found an issue with the front fascia of both Joe Gibbs Racing cars, stating that their was material there that should not have been there.
Hamlin, who originally finished first would finish 35th following his disqualification and Kyle Busch who originally finished second finished 36th.
Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Daniel Suarez in third, Christopher Bell in fourth and Kyle Larson in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Michael McDowell in sixth, Martin Truex Jr. in seventh, Bubba Wallace in eighth, Erik Jones in ninth and Austin Dillion in tenth.
Ty Gibbs, who filled in for Kurt Busch finished 16th in his Cup Series debut.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course next Sunday, July 31st at 3 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Larson
Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Busch
Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Denny Hamlin won an action packed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
Hamlin won in a NASCAR double overtime after to late race cautions took most of the contenders out.
For Hamlin, this marks his first win in the Coca-Cola 600.
Rounding out the top five were Kyle Busch in second, Kevin Harvick in third, Chase Briscoe in fourth and Christopher Bell in fifth.
The first overtime caution began when Chase Briscoe, who was running in second to Kyle Larson lost controlling Turn 2 and spun out and caused the caution.
When the race went back to green, Austin Dillion would charge by from sixth place all the way to Kyle Larson in first. Dillion would catch Larson and both drivers would lose control of their cars. Dillion would crash with Larson, Chastain and Logano.
Out of the 37 cars that competed on Sunday night, 17 would fail to finish the race. 16 of the 17 cars out of the race were due to on-track incidents. Sunday nights race consisted of 18 cautions. The most since the 2005 Coca-Cola 600.
On lap 346, a violent crash occurred when Chris Buescher flipped multi times through the turf on the front stretch to bring out the 16th caution flag.
Daniel Suarez was running in fourth place when he got in front of Chase Briscoe on the Turn 4 exit. Contact between the two sent Suarez around. Todd Gilliand hit Suarez’s left rear. Buescher was hit from behind from Harrison Burton, causing the right front of Buescher’s car into Suarez’s car.
Buescher’s right front suspension would break as Buescher was sliding through the turf and his wheel would get caught underneath the car causing it to get airborne and flip multiple times.
Chris Buescher and Daniel Suarez would both exit their cars.
Rounding out the top ten were Tyler Reddick in sixth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, in seventh, Michael McDowell in eighth, Kyle Larson in ninth and Alex Bowman in tenth.
Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 marked the longest race in NASCAR history at 619.5 miles. The previous record was 608 mines in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, June 5th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott
Stage 2 Winner: Daniel Suarez
Stage 3 Winner: Ross Chastain
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
Josh Berry won Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Berry won by a 17 second margin over second place Ty Gibbs.
“This car was so good,” Josh Berry told FS1 post-race
Berry and Allgaier raced each other hard at the end and Allgaier would loose control of his car and slide up into the wall. Allgaier’s right rear tire would go down forcing him to come to pit road. Allgaier would go onto finish in seventh.
Rounding out the top five were Ty Gibbs in second, Sam Mayer in third, Noah Gragson in fourth and Ryan Preece in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Daniel Hemric in sixth, Justin Allgaier in seventh, Sheldon Creed in eighth, Trevor Bayne in ninth and Myatt Snider in tenth.
Caution 1: Lap 65, Brandon Jones spins out in Turn 1
Caution 2: Lap 21, Timmy Hill spins out in Turn 3
Caution 3: Lap 33, Brandon Brown spins out in Turn 4
Caution 4: Jeffery Earnhardt wrecks on the front stretch collecting Myatt Snider and Kyle Weatherman
DNF: 78, 99, 45, 48, 39, 23, 07, 47, 34, 26, 13
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Portland International Raceway on Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Josh Berry
Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier
Race Winner: Josh Berry
Ross Chastain won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chastain took the race lead on the last lap of the second overtime attempt and would go on to win.
Rounding out the top five were Grant Enfinger in second, John Hunter Nemecheck in third, Christian Eckes in fourth and Zane Smith in fifth.
Carson However was leading the race up until a caution would send the race into overtime. After the restart, Hocevar lost control of his truck and spun out while battling Ryan Preece for the win. Preece would hit the wall and would go onto finish 11th.
Preece was noticeably unhappy with However post-race.
“All of you kids watching right now wanting to get to this level, don’t do that. Race with respect,” Preece told FS1 post-race.
Hocevar would finish 16th.
Rounding out the top ten were Tanner Gray in sixth, Kyle Busch in seventh, Chandler Smith in eighth, Stewart Friesen in ninth and Ben Rhodes in tenth.
The NASCAR Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway on June 4th at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Zane Smith
Stage 2 Winner: Ben Rhodes
Race Winner: Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney won Sunday nights NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, giving him the $1 million prize for the first time in his career.
Never should have been a yellow in the first place. They put Blaney in the situation he was in. To make up for it they let him break a rule. 2 wrongs don’t make a right.— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) May 23, 2022
Blaney W, NASCAR L
Joey Logano used the back bumper of William Byron to snap his 40-race winless streak at Darlington on Sunday.
In the final two laps, Logano caught up to then leader William Byron in Turn 3 and gave Byron a shot in the bumper. As a result, that would send Byron into the outside wall and allow Logano to pass by for the lead and go onto win.
Logano said post race that it was retaliation from earlier in the race when Byron got into him.
“You’re not gonna put me in the wall and not get anything back. That’s not how that works,” Logano told FS1 post-race.
Meanwhile Byron would go onto finish 13th after significant damage was made to his car after the contact with Logano.
Byron was noticeably upset with Logano during his post-race interview with Fox Sports.
“He’s just an idiot. He does this stuff all the time. I’ve seen it with other guys. He drove in there 10 mile an hour too fast and with these Next Gen cars he slammed me so hard it knocked the whole right side off the car and no way to make the corner. He’s just a moron,” Byron told FS1 post-race.
Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Justin Haley in third, Kevin Harvick in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.
Justin Haley who finished third, scored his first top-five series finish since winning at Daytona in July of 2019.
Kevin Harvick who finished fourth, scored his 13th straight top-10 place finish at Darlington Raceway, breaking the tie he had with Bill Elliott for the most consecutive top tens at the track.
Notable and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson finished 36th after an engine failure on Sunday. This marks his fifth finish of 29th or worse this year in 12 races. In all of 2021 he had just four finishes of 29th or worse.
Rounding out the top ten were Christopher Bell in sixth, Michael McDowell in seventh, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in eighth, Austin Dillion in ninth and Daniel Suarez in tenth.
The NASCAR Cup Series will head to Kansas Speedway on May 15th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano
Stage 2 Winner: Ross Chastain
Race Winner: Joey Logano
Chase Elliott won Monday’s NASCAR Cup race at Dover Motor Speedway.
Elliott took the lead from Ross Chastain after a restart with 53 laps to go and went on to pick up his first Cup win of the season.
“Let’s enjoy it,” Elliott said to his team over the radio after the race.
With his win on Monday, Elliott snaps a 26-race winless streak. He is also the ninth different winner in the first 11 races of the season.
Driver No. 9 was on the inside lane when the race went back to green. Elliott passed by Chastain when the green flag waved and would hold onto command of the lead for the remainder of the race picking up his 14th NASCAR Cup Series win.
Rounding out the top five were Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in second, Ross Chastain in third, Christopher Bell in fourth and Alex Bowman in fifth.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who finished second, snapped a seven race streak of finishing 25th or worse.
Martin Truex Jr, who was racing Chastain for third on the final lap made contact with Chastain and spun out on the final lap.
Kyle Busch led a race-high of 103 laps but bad luck would come his way when he pitted under green flag and a caution would come out after AJ Allmendinger’s car lost a wheel. That would put Busch restarting 16th on the restart. He would go on to finish 7th.
Rounding out the top ten were Kyle Larson in sixth, Kyle Busch in seventh, Chris Buescher in eighth, Kevin Harvick in ninth and Erik Jones in tenth.
The NASCAR Cup Series will head to Darlington Raceway on May 8th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Denny Hamlin
Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Blaney
Race Winner: Chase Elliott