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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Phoenix Race Page

Season Finale 500
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Phoenix Raceway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: NBC -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Joey Logano dominates at Phoenix for second NASCAR Cup title: It was the perfect ending to a season Joey Logano started with a win. Dominating the action in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway, Logano started on the pole, won the first stage, led a race-high 187 laps, won the race and claimed his second series championship (2018, 2022).[Read More](11-6-2022)

#22-Joey Logano won the Season Finale 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway to capture his second NASCAR Cup Series Championship. The win is his 4th win of the year, 3rd at Phoenix Raceway and 31st career win.
#12-Blaney finished 2nd followed by #1-Chastain, #4-Briscoe, #4-Harvick, #24-Byron, #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #5-Larson, and #20-Bell.
Logano started from the pole and dominated much of the race, leading 187 of the 312 laps. He took the lead from Briscoe with 29 laps remaining and held off Blaney for a win of .3 seconds.
#9-Elliott spun into the inside wall on lap 200 after contact with #1-Chastain. He was not competitive after that and finished 28th, 2 laps down.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano. Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney.
There were 11 lead changes among 6 drivers and 6 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 104.757mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

NASCAR Cup Series Championship Fast Facts

Driver Champion: Joey LoganoTeam: No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang

  • Joey Logano has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, becoming the 17th different driver to win multiple championships and just the second active driver to win multiple titles (2018, 2022) joining two-time series champion Kyle Busch (2015, 2019).
  • Logano won the in the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Phoenix Raceway to claim the 2022 title.
  • Logano finished the 2022 season with four wins, 11 top fives and 17 top 10s.
  • During the Playoffs this season, Logano has produced two wins, four top fives, and five top 10s.
  • Joey Logano, from Middletown, Connecticut, is the first and only driver from the state of Connecticut to win a NASCAR Cup Series championship (2018, 2022).

Owner Champion: Roger Penske, Team Penske

  • This is Team Penske’s third NASCAR Cup Series driver championship – Brad Keselowski, 2012 and Joey Logano, 2018, 2022 – sixth-most all-time in the series.
  • This is Team Penske’s third NASCAR Cup Series owner championship – Brad Keselowski, 2012 and Joey Logano, 2018, 2022 – tied with Herb Thomas for sixth-most all-time in the series.
  • This is Team Penske’s ninth NASCAR national series owner championship (three Cup: 2022, ‘18, ‘20 and six Xfinity: 2021, ’20, ’17, ’15, ’14, ’13) – ties Petty Enterprises (nine) for the fourth-most all-time.
  • Team Penske has led 10 different drivers to Victory Lane for a total of 135 NASCAR Cup Series wins – Mark Donahue, Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace, Jeremy Mayfield, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric.
  • Team Penske started their NASCAR Cup Series program in 1972, making their series debut at Riverside International Raceway with driver Mark Donahue.

Crew Chief Champion: Paul Wolfe

  • Paul Wolfe has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship: Brad Keselowski in 2012 and Joey Logano in 2022.
  • Wolfe is one of 44 different NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs to win a championship and the 16th to win multiple Cup Series titles.
  • Wolfe has also become the fifth different crew chief in the NASCAR Cup Series to win titles with multiple drivers; joining crew chiefs Bud Moore (Buck Baker 1957 and Joe Weatherly 1962, ‘63); Carl Kiekhaefer (Tim Flock 1955 and Buck Baker 1956), Dale Inman (Richard Petty 1964, ‘67, ‘71, ‘72, ‘74, ‘75, ‘79 and Terry Labonte 1984); and Tim Brewer (Cale Yarborough 1978 and Darrell Waltrip 1981).
  • Wolfe has 37 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, 29 with Brad Keselowski and eight with Joey Logano.

Race Fast Facts – Phoenix Raceway:

  • Joey Logano (P) won the 35th Annual NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race, his 31st victory in 507 NASCAR Cup Series races.
  • This is his fourth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2022.
  • This is his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 28 races at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Ryan Blaney (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 14 races at Phoenix Raceway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2022.
  • Ross Chastain (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Austin Cindric (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
  • Joey Logano (P) has won the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. This is Logano’s second Cup Series titles (2018, 2022).
  • Austin Cindric has won the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Chevrolet has won the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturers Championship.
    (NASCAR)

Where the 2022 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Phoenix:
#22-Joey Logano, 1st
#1-Ross Chastain, 3rd
#20-Christopher Bell, 10th
#9-Chase Elliott, 28th

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Phoenix Raceway:
#22-Joey Logano, 5040
#1-Ross Chastain, 5034
#20-Christopher Bell 5027
#9-Chase Elliott, 5009
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #23-Hemric (driver change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Season Finale 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway have been made.
The Championship 4 drivers had the first pick of stalls.
Pole winner #22-Logano chose pit stall 1.
#9-Elliott chose pit stall 6, with an opening in front of it.
#20-Bell gets stall 38 with an opening in front of it.
#1-Chastain selected pit stall 17, also with an opening in front of it.
5-Larson, since in contention for the owners championship, is in pit stall 25.
See all pit choices on the Phoenix Raceway Pit Stall page.

#22-Joey Logano won the Busch pole for the Season Finale 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway with speed of 134.389mph for his 4th pole of the year, 2nd at Phoenix Raceway and 26th of his career.
#12-Blaney will start second followed by #14-Briscoe, #5-Larson, #9-Elliott, #21-Burton, #4-Harvick, #24-Byron, #41-Custer, and #23-Gibbs.
#20-Bell will start 17th.
#1-Chasain will start 25th.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the Season Finale 500 Starting Lineup.

Phoenix Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Joey Logano (P) won the Busch Light Pole Award for the 35th Annual NASCAR Cup Series
Championship Race with a lap of 26.788 seconds, 134.389 mph.
This is his 26th pole in 507 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 19th top-10 start in 2022.
This is his second pole in 28 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his 21st top-10 start of 2022 and his 12th in 14 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Chase Briscoe (third) posted his second top-10 start at Phoenix Raceway. It is his 13th in 36 races this season.
Harrison Burton (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
The Championship 4 drivers have qualified for the following positions – Joey Logano (1st), Chase Elliott (5th), Christopher Bell (17th), Ross Chastain (25th).
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Season Finale 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway is over. The results:
1) #1-Chastain 133.239
2) #12-Blaney 133.037
3) #18-Busch 132.963
4) #8-Reddick 132.905
5) #4-Harvick 132.905
Other Playoff drivers:
#22-Logano, 7th fastest
#10-Elliott, 10th fastest
#20-Bell, 20th fastest
Slowest: #78-McLeod 126.894
Most laps run: #12-Blaney, 62 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 34 drivers): #12-Blaney 132.272
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Season Finale 500 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Season Finale 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Smithley, #16-Allmendinger, #48-Bowman, #77-Cassill.
See the full entry list on the Season Finale 500 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Phoenix Raceway

TandemDraft Stats: Cup Series Edition – Phoenix


Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, November 4
9:00 AM12:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (PARADE / EQUIPMENT UNLOADING )
12:00 PM8:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM5:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
5:05 PM5:55 PM NCS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)

Saturday, November 5
7:30 AM11:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
12:30 PM-1:50 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
12:40 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (STAGING IN CRESCENT)
1:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 60/185/312 LAPS = 312 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT