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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Darlington Race Page

Goodyear 400
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Darlington Raceway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Joey Logano bumps his way to NASCAR Cup Series victory at Darlington: “Yeah, he’s just a moron. He can’t win a race, so he does it that way. I don’t know, we’ll… yeah, it was close racing on the restart. We were faster than him. Obviously, at the end the right rear (of Byron’s car) started to go away, and, yeah, he didn’t even make it a contest.” Justin Haley ran third, followed by Kevin Harvick, who posted his 13th straight top-10 result at the Lady in Black—a track record. Chase Elliott started at the rear of the field in a backup car and finished fifth.[Read More](5-8-2022)

#22-Joey Logano won the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st at Darlington Raceway and 28th career win.
#8-Reddick finished 2nd followed by #31-Haley, #4-Harvick, #9-Elliott, #20-Bell, #34-McDowell, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #3-Dillon, and #99-Suarez.
Logano started from the pole and led eight times during the day.  He took the lead for the final time coming to the white flag after bumping #24-Byron from the lead.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano. Stage 2 was won by #1-Chastain.
There were 24 lead changes among 13 drivers and 9 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 119.158mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington Raceway:
Joey Logano won the 3rd Annual Goodyear 400, his 28th victory in 483 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 17 races at Darlington Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at Darlington Raceway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2022.
Justin Haley (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Darlington Raceway.
Harrison Burton (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Darlington Raceway:
Race 11 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 388
2) #1-Ross Chastain [2 wins], 364
3) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 453
4) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 374
5) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 364
6) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 357
7) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 336
8) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 287
9) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 258
10) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 231
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 388
12) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 364
13) #20-Christopher Bell, 327
14) #4-Kevin Harvick, 313
15) #10-Aric Almirola, 311
16) #3-Austin Dillon, 287
Below the Playoff cutoff:
17) #8-Tyler Reddick, 286
18) #43-Erik Jones, 282
19) #99-Daniel Suarez, 269
20) #17-Chris Buescher, 251
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Announced Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #4-Harvick (unapproved adjustments), #9-Elliott(backup car), #11-Hamlin(unapproved adjustments), #78-McLeod (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #22-Logano chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #5-Larson took the 29th stall.
See all pit choices on the Darlington Raceway Pit Stall page.

#22-Joey Logano won the Busch pole for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway with speed of 170.720mph for his first pole of the year, first at Darlington Raceway and 23rd of his career.
#5-Kyle Larson will start second followed by #20-Christopher Bell, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #18-Kyle Busch, #45-Kurt Busch, #12-Ryan Blaney, #1-Ross Chastain, #24-William Byron, and #8-Tyler Reddick.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the Goodyear 400 Starting Lineup.

Darlington Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Joey Logano won the Pole Award for the 3rd Annual Goodyear 400 with a lap of 28.805 seconds, 170.720 mph.
This is his 23rd pole in 483 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in 17 races at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2022 and his fifth in nine races at Darlington Raceway.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 start at Darlington Raceway. It is his eighth in 12 races this season.
Austin Cindric (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is over, after 30 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#2-Cindric 167.271
#22-Logano 166.518
#11-Hamlin 166.450
#1-Chastain 165.659
#8-Reddick 165.609
Slowest: #78-McLeod 144.359
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 32
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 29 drivers): #22-Logano 163.718
#9-Elliott spun and caused heavy damage to his Chevrolet. Hendrick Motorsports took one backup car for all of its teams. It was pulled out after Elliott’s crash.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Goodyear 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #16-Hemric, #77-Bilicki.
Since 36 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Goodyear 400 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Darlington Raceway

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats – Darlington

Cup Series TandemDraft Next Gen Form Stats – Darlington


Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, May 5
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, May 6
1:30 PM-3:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
3:30 PM-8:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:30 PM-8:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, May 7
8:30 AM-1:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM-11:05 AM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
11:05 AM-12:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, May 8
12:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR 1948
2:50 PM-3:00 PM NCS RED CARPET WALK (ALL DRIVERS)
3:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES TBA)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT