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2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Talladega Spring Race Page

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Talladega Superspeedway
Time: 4:00pm/et
Laps: 113 - Stages: 25/25/63
TV: FOX -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Noah Gragson Outlasts 3 Overtimes to Win at Talladega: It was an Earnhardt Saturday in Earnhardt country.Grabbing the lead on a restart in the third overtime, Noah Gragson—driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports—won the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega Superspeedway.(Read more)(4-23-2022)

Taking control of the restart in the third overtime, #9-Noah Gragson won Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. It’s his second win of the season, and first time he’s won at Talladega. Gragson led just seven laps.
In a one-off start, #3-Jeffrey Earnhardt finished second, the best result of his career. Placing third was #16-AJ Allmendinger, who claimed the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. #38-Ryan Sieg and #10-Landon Cassill made up the top five.
#23-Anthony Alfredo finished sixth, as #98-Riley Herbst, #07-Joe Graf Jr., #31-Myatt Snider and #02-Brett Moffitt complete the top 10.
#21-Austin Hill dominated the race, leading 67 laps but was involved in an accident on lap 110.
#8-Josh Berry won the first stage, with #7-Justin Allgaier picking up his first stage victory of the season in the second stage. Allgaier ran out of fuel as the leader coming to the green flag in the third overtime.
There were 25 lead changes among 14 drivers and 10 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 123.024 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Talladega Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Talladega:
Noah Gragson won the 31st Annual Ag-Pro 300, his seventh victory in 111 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Jeffrey Earnhardt (second) posted his first top-10 finish in ten races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2022.
AJ Allmendinger (third) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kyle Sieg (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger won the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash.

Xfinity Series Championship Standings after Talladega (Race 9 of 33):
1)#16-AJ Allmendinger (1 win), 384 points
2)#9-Noah Gragson (2 wins), 344 points, -40
3)#54-Ty Gibbs (3 wins), 339 points, -45
4)#19-Brandon Jones (1 win), 271, -113
5)#21-Austin Hill (1 win), 250, -134
6)#8-Josh Berry 284, -100
7)#7-Justin Allgaier 263, -121
8)#39-Ryan Sieg, 260, -124
9)#1-Sam Mayer 255, -129
10)#98-Riley Herbst 242, -142
11)#10-Landon Cassill 240, -144
12)#11-Daniel Hemric 230, -154
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #5-Matt Mills, #19-Brandon Jones, #44-Ryan Ellis, #45-Caesar Bacarella, #53-Shane Lee, #98-Riley Herbst and #08-David Starr (all unapproved adjustments).

Pit Stall Selections

Driving a No. 3 Richard Childress owned Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway, #3-Jeffrey Earnhardt won the pole for the Ag-Pro 300 with a speed of 182.560 mph. It is his first pole at Talladega, and first pole of his career.
His RCR teammate #21-Austin Hill will start second (182.351 mph), followed by #54-Ty Gibbs (182.223 mph), #2-Sheldon Creed (182.091 mph) and #11-Daniel Hemric (181.711 mph) making up the top five. #10-Landon Cassill, #6-Ryan Vargas, #48-Kaz Grala, #18-Drew Dollar, and #38-Ryan Sieg complete the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #13-Natalie Decker, #28-CJ McLaughlin, and #34-Jesse Iwuji.
See the complete Ag-Pro 300 Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Talladega:
Jeffrey Earnhardt won the Pole Award for the 31st Annual Ag-Pro 300 with a lap of 52.454 seconds,
182.560 mph.
This is his first pole in 136 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in ten races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Austin Hill # (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2022 and his first in two races at Talladega
Superspeedway.
Ty Gibbs (third) posted his first top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his sixth in nine races this season.
Austin Hill (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 41 cars are entered, three drivers will miss the race.
Notes: #3-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #13-Natalie Decker, #18-Drew Dollar, #26-Chandler Smith, #28-CJ McLaughlin, #38-Ryan Sieg #39-Kyle Sieg, #48-Kaz Grala, #53-Shane Lee.
See the full entry list on the Talladega Entry List.

Weekend on-track schedule

(Times are Central Daylight Time)

Thursday, April 21
3:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, April 22
7:30 AM 9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
9:00 AM 5:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
9:30 AM 6:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM 4:30 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
10:30 AM 5:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
10:30 AM 6:30 PM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
4:30 PM 6:00 PM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP / 2 ROUNDS)

Saturday, April 23
6:30 AM 3:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
8:00 AM 3:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
8:00 AM 12:00 PM NCS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
12:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NXS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
2:20 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
2:25 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM (4:00 PM) NXS RACE (STAGES 25/50/113 LAPS = 300.58 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT