NASCAR Playoffs recap: Xfinity Series Championship race

Editor’s note: With Champion’s Week in Nashville ongoing, will look back at every playoff round of the 2022 season in all three national series.

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: At Phoenix Raceway, Nov. 5

AVONDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 05: Ty Gibbs, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 05, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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WINNER: Ty Gibbs

KEY HIGHLIGHTS: The battle for the 2022 Xfinity Series title was a tightly-contested one with Ty Gibbs battling three JR Motorsports competitors in Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier and Josh Berry. On the final restart, Gibbs got the edge over Allgaier and while Gragson charged near Gibbs in the closing laps, he couldn’t find a way around the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas as Gibbs snagged his first championship.

RACE RECAP: Gibbs holds off hard charge from Gragson to win first title

AT-TRACK PHOTOS: 2022 NASCAR Championship weekend

CHAMPIONSHIP 4 ORDER OF FINISH: Ty Gibbs (1st), Noah Gragson (2nd), Justin Allgaier (3rd), Josh Berry (13th)