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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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Joey Logano

22 |

1

Running

293

107

58

6

2

Tyler Reddick

8 |

10

Running

293

10

37

0

3

Justin Haley

31 |

29

Running

293

0

34

0

4

Kevin Harvick

4 |

35

Running

293

1

33

0

5

Chase Elliott

9 |

34

Running

293

0

35

0

6

Christopher Bell

20 |

3

Running

293

3

43

0

7

Michael McDowell

34 |

16

Running

293

0

30

0

8

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

26

Running

293

0

29

0

9

Austin Dillon

3 |

14

Running

293

0

28

0

10

Daniel Suárez

99 |

20

Running

293

0

28

0

11

Aric Almirola

10 |

12

Running

293

0

28

0

12

Ty Dillon

42 |

21

Running

293

0

25

0

13

William Byron

24 |

9

Running

293

24

35

0

14

Harrison Burton

21 |

25

Running

293

0

23

0

15

Todd Gilliland

38 |

27

Running

293

0

22

0

16

Chris Buescher

17 |

18

Running

293

0

21

0

17

Ryan Blaney

12 |

7

Running

293

0

20

0

18

Austin Cindric

2 |

19

Running

293

0

19

0

19

Cody Ware

51 |

31

Running

293

1

18

0

20

Chase Briscoe

14 |

13

Running

293

0

17

0

21

Denny Hamlin

11 |

22

Running

292

42

27

0

22

Landon Cassill

77 |

33

Running

292

0

0

0

23

JJ Yeley

15 |

32

Running

288

1

0

0

24

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

4

Accident

263

28

28

0

25

Erik Jones

43 |

11

Accident

262

1

20

0

26

Cole Custer

41 |

28

Accident

260

0

11

0

27

Bubba Wallace

23 |

17

Accident

260

0

11

0

28

Kurt Busch

45 |

6

Accident

260

0

9

0

29

Alex Bowman

48 |

15

Accident

255

0

8

0

30

Ross Chastain

1 |

8

Accident

194

26

26

1

31

Daniel Hemric

16 |

24

Engine

188

0

0

0

32

BJ McLeod

78 |

36

Brakes

184

0

5

0

33

Kyle Busch

18 |

5

Accident

167

19

11

0

34

Brad Keselowski

6 |

23

Accident

166

0

3

0

35

Corey Lajoie

7 |

30

Accident

152

0

2

0

36

Kyle Larson

5 |

2

Engine

112

30

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Joey Logano

    POS1

    LEADER

    Joey Logano

    |

  • POS 2 | 0.775

    Tyler Reddick

    POS2

    0.775

    Tyler Reddick

    |

  • POS 3 | 5.295

    Justin Haley

    POS3

    5.295

    Justin Haley

    |

Logano moves Byron out of way, powers to first win of 2022 at Darlington

Executing a decisive bash-and-run on the next-to-last-lap of Sunday‘s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, Joey Logano wrestled the lead from William Byron and ended a NASCAR Cup Series 40-race winless streak dating to March 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track.

After Logano gave Byron‘s Chevrolet a jolt entering Turn 3 on the white-flag lap, Byron shot up the track into the outside wall and fell back to 13th at the finish.

RELATED: Official results | Byron fired up after late contact 

Driving a No. 22 Ford sporting the throwback paint scheme of his first quarter-midget racer, Logano beat runner-up Tyler Reddick to the finish line by 0.775 seconds to earn his first victory at Darlington and the 28th of his career.

Logano now has won at least one race in 11 consecutive Cup Series seasons.

“Yeah, you’re not going to put me in the wall and not get anything back,” Logano said, apparently referring to earlier contact from Byron‘s car. “That’s how that works. Man, super proud of the Shell-Pennzoil team, getting a victory here in Darlington. You know what it’s like — I’ve never won here in a Cup race before.

“So proud of this race team. Great execution all day long. I’ll tell you what, the coolest thing is getting this car into Victory Lane. This is the car where it all started for me back in ’95 in a quarter midget. Really, honestly, all the young kids racing out there right now — this could be you.”

An incensed Byron clearly thought Logano crossed the line with his aggressive maneuver.

“We were really close off of (Turn) 2, and I think it spooked him and got him tight, and he was right against the wall, and I got the lead,” Byron said of a restart on Lap 268. “He’s just an idiot. He does this stuff all the time. I’ve seen it with other guys.

“He drove in there 10 mph too fast, and with these Next-Gen cars, he slammed me so hard it knocked the whole right side off the car, and no way to make the corner.

“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.”

RELATED: Kyle Larson registers fourth DNF of 2022 | At-track photos 

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.

A massive wreck off Turn 2 on Lap 260 of 293 took out more than a handful of front-running cars and set up the final restart. Martin Truex Jr., who had restarted on the inside of Row 2, lost momentum in the corner and slid back between the Chevrolet of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the Ford of Harvick.

Truex‘s Toyota made slight contact with Stenhouse‘s Camaro on the outside — but enough to start Truex spinning sideways. The wreck collected the cars of Kurt Busch, Bubba Wallace, Cole Custer, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Chase Briscoe, Ryan Blaney and Elliott, which suffered damage ranging from minimal to terminal.

Ill fortune led to the demise of three of the strongest cars before the race reached the halfway point. On Lap 112, second-place starter Kyle Larson brought his No. 5 Chevrolet to pit road and retired with engine failure.

Lap 167 brought the downfall of Kyle Busch, who had led 19 laps. The No. 6 Ford of Brad Keselowski pounded the outside wall in Turn 2 and collected the Toyota of Busch, eliminating both cars from the race.

RELATED: Kyle Busch collected by Brad Keselowski, wrecks out

Ross Chastain collected the second stage win of his career in Stage 2, but his elation was short-lived. Moments after the subsequent restart on Lap 194, Chastain‘s No. 1 Chevrolet spun to the inside of Hamlin‘s Toyota near the exit of Turn 2 and nosed into the inside wall, ending his race.

“We were fighting the balance all day,” Chastain said. “We were racing with those guys for the lead. I just thought I could run the bottom there off of Turn 2 at the exit of the patch (of new asphalt). I just got loose on the transition and spun out.”

By the time the race ended, 13 of the 36 cars already were in the garage, equaling the number of DNFs last month at Talladega Superspeedway.

Logano‘s victory in a Ford kept Chevrolet winless at Darlington since Harvick‘s victory there in 2014.

NOTE: There were no issues in NASCAR’s post-race inspection, confirming Joey Logano as the winner in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. NASCAR did indicate the No. 2 Team Penske Ford of driver Austin Cindric and No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet of Justin Haley will be brought back to the NASCAR R&D Center for further teardown inspection.