NASCAR Cup Series
By Staff Report
Published: 1 Dec, 2022
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Editor’s note: With Champion’s Week in Nashville ongoing, NASCAR.com will look at every playoff round of the 2022 season in all three national series.
CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: At Phoenix Raceway, Nov. 4
WINNER: Zane Smith
KEY HIGHLIGHTS: All four Championship 4 drivers — Ty Majeski, Zane Smith, Chandler Smith and Ben Rhodes — had their respective time to shine in the desert. However, after lining up behind Rhodes during a two-lap shootout in overtime, Zane found enough space and speed to hold off the defending champion and take home the title in his third championship attempt.
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At-track photos: 2022 Phoenix Championship Weekend
CHAMPIONSHIP 4 ORDER OF FINISH: Zane Smith (1st), Ben Rhodes (2nd), Chandler Smith (3rd), Ty Majeski (20th)