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Phoenix Raceway

NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Results

November 5th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ty Gibbs

54 |

1

Running

200

125

40

0

2

Noah Gragson

9 |

4

Running

200

35

35

0

3

Justin Allgaier

7 |

11

Running

200

26

34

0

4

Landon Cassill

10 |

6

Running

200

0

45

0

5

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

16

Running

200

0

36

0

6

Sheldon Creed

2 |

8

Running

200

0

38

0

7

Riley Herbst

98 |

19

Running

200

0

30

0

8

Daniel Hemric

11 |

10

Running

200

0

29

0

9

Austin Hill

21 |

14

Running

200

0

28

0

10

Sammy Smith

18 |

2

Running

200

10

37

0

11

Brandon Jones

19 |

5

Running

200

0

32

0

12

Nicholas Sanchez

48 |

3

Running

200

4

29

0

13

Josh Berry

8 |

9

Running

200

0

24

0

14

Kyle Weatherman

34 |

35

Running

200

0

23

0

15

Josh Williams

36 |

30

Running

200

0

22

0

16

Jeb Burton

27 |

21

Running

200

0

21

0

17

Rajah Caruth

44 |

37

Running

200

0

0

0

18

Alex Labbe

92 |

33

Running

200

0

19

0

19

Bayley Currey

4 |

20

Running

200

0

18

0

20

Ryan Sieg

39 |

7

Running

200

0

17

0

21

Parker Retzlaff

02 |

17

Running

200

0

16

0

22

Kyle Sieg

38 |

22

Running

200

0

15

0

23

Kaz Grala

26 |

18

Running

200

0

0

0

24

Joey Gase

35 |

25

Running

200

0

13

0

25

Myatt Snider

31 |

36

Running

200

0

12

0

26

Kris Wright

68 |

31

Running

200

0

0

0

27

Jeremy Clements

51 |

28

Running

200

0

10

0

28

Stefan Parsons

45 |

15

Running

199

0

0

0

29

Brennan Poole

6 |

26

Running

198

0

0

0

30

JJ Yeley

66 |

29

Running

197

0

7

0

31

Dawson Cram

13 |

32

Running

196

0

6

0

32

BJ McLeod

78 |

24

Running

196

0

5

0

33

Mason Massey

91 |

34

Running

196

0

4

0

34

Sam Mayer

1 |

13

Running

195

0

8

0

35

Anthony Alfredo

23 |

23

Running

194

0

2

0

36

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

38

Running

193

0

1

0

37

Brandon Brown

08 |

27

Suspension

154

0

1

0

38

Dillon Bassett

77 |

12

Engine

152

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ty Gibbs

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ty Gibbs

    Driver badge number 54 |

  • POS 2 | 0.397

    Noah Gragson

    POS2

    0.397

    Noah Gragson

    Driver badge number 9 |

  • POS 3 | 1.450

    Justin Allgaier

    POS3

    1.450

    Justin Allgaier

    Driver badge number 7 |

Ty Gibbs holds off Gragson to win Xfinity Series finale at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — One week after igniting a maelstrom of controversy with his brutish tactics at Martinsville Speedway, Ty Gibbs held off charging Noah Gragson to win Saturday‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race and the series title that goes with it.

Starting from the pole at Phoenix Raceway, Gibbs won the first and second stages and led a race-high 125 of 200 laps, but those statistics belie how intensely competitive the race was.

Gragson and JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier led 35 and 26 laps, respectively, and traded the lead with Gibbs as the sun went down and the track cooled. But Gibbs‘s No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was strong enough to win the day, giving the 20-year-old prodigy his seventh victory of the season and his 11th in 51 career starts.

RELATED: Race results | More on Gibbs’ title win

Nevertheless, a large faction of the crowd greeted his victory celebration with catcalls and boos, the memory of the way Gibbs had wrecked teammate Brandon Jones to win last Saturday‘s race at Martinsville still on top of mind.

“You know, what I did last week was unacceptable,” Gibbs said after climbing from his car. “And I apologize once again, but it was unacceptable because we could have had two shots to win this deal, and it was stupid from an organization standpoint. All my fault.

“I can sit here and tell you I’m sorry as much as I can, but it’s not going to fix it. I’ve got to fix my actions. I felt like today I had a good race, felt like I made some good moves. Me and the 7 (Allgaier) were racing really hard. I felt like hopefully we put on a great show for you guys, the fans, and thank you for all that you guys do.

“Yeah, I don’t want to be the one with the boos, and I’m the one that put myself in that position. But I don’t want this championship to be remembered for boos; I want it to be remembered for hard work and our team. Awesome job.”

With all the breathtaking side-by-side racing, lap after lap, the difference came down to performance on pit road. When the Championship 4 drivers pitted under the seventh caution on Lap 160, an 18.8-second stop dropped Gragson from third to eighth for a restart on Lap 165.

Gibbs‘ crew, in contrast, had its best stop of the day—13.7 seconds—and grabbed the lead from Allgaier off pit road.

After a subsequent caution for Brandon Jones‘ spin off the bumper of Gragson‘s No. 8 Chevrolet on Lap 165, Gragson gained five spots on a Lap 171 restart, soon passed Allgaier for second and launched a ferocious pursuit of the eventual race winner.

MORE: Photos from Phoenix

Gragson closed within two car lengths through Turns 3 and 4 with two laps left but couldn‘t get to Gibbs’ bumper. He crossed the finish line 0.397 seconds behind Gibbs.

“I gave it my best,” Gragson said. “I drove my ass off and gave it everything I had. Just got beat …

“He (Gibbs) raced like a champion tonight. He deserved it.”

Allgaier rolled home in third place. Kaulig Racing teammates Landon Cassill and AJ Allmendinger were fourth and fifth, respectively. Sheldon Creed, Riley Herbst, Daniel Hemric, Austin Hill and Sammy Smith completed the top 10.

Championship 4 competitor Josh Berry was running in the top four in the late going but contact with the backstretch wall shortly after the final restart on Lap 171 dropped him to 13th at the finish.

NOTE: Inspection is complete in the Xfinity Series garage with no issues. The No. 54 had one lug nut not safe and secure; the teardown of the No. 54 engine is in progress.