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2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Phoenix Spring Race Page

Saturday, March 12, 2022
Phoenix Raceway
Time: 4:30pm/et
Laps: 200 - Stages: 45/45/110
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Noah Gragson Dominates in the Desert, Cruises to Win at Phoenix: Noah Gragson came heartbreakingly close a week ago to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the 2022 season. On Saturday, his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet left no doubt as to who would be hoisting the winner’s trophy.(Read more)(3-12-2022)

Phoenix Paint Schemes

Leading a race-high 114 laps, #9-Noah Gragson cruised to the victory in the United Rentals 200 Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway. This is his first win of the season, despite finishing in the top three in all four races. The last driver to straight the season with four consecutive top-three finishes was Elliott Sadler in 2012.
#19-Brandon Jones led 30 laps and finished second. #8-Josh Berry placed third, with polesitter #18-Trevor Bayne finishing fourth and #26-John Hunter Nemechek rounding out the top five.
#54-Ty Gibbs took sixth, as #16-AJ Allmendinger, #11-Daniel Hemric, #10-Landon Cassill and #7-Justin Allgaier completed the top 10.
Gragson won the second stage, and was edged out by Bayne in the opening stage (.008 seconds)
There were 16 lead changes among six drivers and four cautions for 33 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 98.698 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Phoenix:
Noah Gragson won the 18th Annual United Rentals 200, his sixth victory in 106 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Phoenix Raceway.
Brandon Jones (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 13 races at Phoenix Raceway. It is his second
top-10 finish in 2022.
Josh Berry (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Phoenix Raceway.
Sheldon Creed (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings after Phoenix (Race 4 of 33):
1)#9-Noah Gragson (1 win), 203 points
2)#54-Ty Gibbs (1 win), 164, -39
3)#21-Austin Hill (1 win), 94, -109
4)#7-Justin Allgaier 161, -42
5)#16-AJ Allmendinger 160, -43
6)#8-Josh Berry 150, -53
7)#11-Daniel Hemric 135, -68
8)#19-Brandon Jones 121, -82
9)#39-Ryan Sieg 98, -105
10)#1-Sam Mayer 97, -106
11)#98-Riley Herbst 95, -108
12)#68-Brandon Brown 92, -111
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #1-Sam Mayer, #6-Ryan Vargas, #7-Justin Allgaier, #8-Josh Berry and #99-Stefan Parsons (all unapproved adjustments).

Pit Stall Selections

For the first time in 2,779 days, Trevor Bayne won a pole in the Xfinity Series, slotting his No. 18 out front with a lap of 131.839 mph.
The last car out, #9-Noah Gragson, wound up second at a lap of 131.565 mph. #54-Ty Gibbs (131.258 mph), #39-Ryan Sieg (131.143 mph) and #19-Brandon Jones (131.000 mph) make up the rest of the top five.
Making his first career series start, #38-Parker Retzlaff was sixth. #1-Sam Mayer, #8-Josh Berry, #2-Sheldon Creed and #92-Kyle Weatherman round out the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #13-Stan Mullis, #33-Loris Hezemans, #34-Jesse Little, #47-Brennan Poole (never turned a lap)
See the complete United Rentals 200 Starting Lineup.

Phoenix – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Trevor Bayne won the Pole Award for the 18th Annual United Rentals 200 with a lap of 27.306 seconds, 131.839 mph.
This is his eighth pole in 154 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in 11 races at Phoenix Raceway.
Noah Gragson (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2022 and his sixth in seven races at Phoenix
Raceway.
Ty Gibbs (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix Raceway. It is his first in four races this season.
Sheldon Creed (ninth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway is complete. After 20 minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#54-Ty Gibbs 130.402 mph
#1-Sam Mayer 130.373 mph
#18-Trevor Bayne 130.034 mph
#02-Brett Moffitt 129.931 mph
#9-Noah Gragson 129.931 mph
Slowest: #47-Brennan Poole 116.603 mph
Most laps run: #99-Stefan Parsons, #28-Kyle Sieg, 10
Notes: #6-Ryan Vargas and #23-Anthony Alfredo, who broke a driveshaft, didn’t turn a lap.
See full Phoenix Practice Results.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 42 drivers/teams on the entry list for the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix. Four drivers will go home following qualifying.
Notables: #5-Nick Sanchez, #13-Stan Mullis, #18-Trevor Bayne, #26-John Hunter Nemechek, #33-Loris Hezemans, #35-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #38-Parker Retzlaff, #44-Ryan Ellis and #45-Kaz Grala.
See the full entry list on the Phoenix Entry List.

2022 United Rentals 200 at Las Vegas TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, March 10
4:00 PM 7:00 PM AMS CREDENTIALING OPEN
4:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, March 11
7:00 AM 4:00 PM AMS CREDENTIALING OPEN
10:30 AM 12:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
12:00 PM 4:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
12:30 PM 5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM 5:30 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, March 12
6:00 AM 2:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
7:30 AM 2:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NXS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
9:30 AM 10:00 AM NXS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)
10:00 AM 11:00 AM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP ALL ENTRIES)
1:50 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
1:55 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM (4:30 PM) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 200 MILES)
5:15 PM 6:45 PM TRACK LAPS (PHOENIX RACEWAY)
5:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT