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Phoenix Raceway

United Rentals 200 Results

March 12th, 2022

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Noah Gragson

9 |

2

Running

200

114

59

6

2

Brandon Jones

19 |

5

Running

200

30

51

0

3

Josh Berry

8 |

8

Running

200

0

42

0

4

Trevor Bayne

18 |

1

Running

200

38

50

0

5

John H. Nemechek

26 |

11

Running

200

11

0

0

6

Ty Gibbs

54 |

3

Running

200

0

37

0

7

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

17

Running

200

0

37

0

8

Daniel Hemric

11 |

15

Running

200

0

32

0

9

Landon Cassill

10 |

22

Running

200

0

34

0

10

Justin Allgaier

7 |

24

Running

200

5

41

0

11

Ryan Sieg

39 |

4

Running

199

2

26

0

12

Jeb Burton

27 |

16

Running

199

0

25

0

13

Brandon Brown

68 |

26

Running

199

0

24

0

14

Sheldon Creed

2 |

9

Running

199

0

23

0

15

Brett Moffitt

02 |

18

Running

199

0

22

0

16

Ryan Ellis

44 |

35

Running

199

0

21

0

17

Austin Hill

21 |

12

Running

199

0

20

0

18

Jeremy Clements

51 |

14

Running

199

0

19

0

19

Alex Labbe

36 |

23

Running

199

0

18

0

20

Bayley Currey

4 |

13

Running

199

0

17

0

21

Stefan Parsons

99 |

19

Running

198

0

16

0

22

Sam Mayer

1 |

7

Running

198

0

17

0

23

Mason Massey

91 |

31

Running

198

0

14

0

24

Myatt Snider

31 |

25

Running

198

0

13

0

25

JJ Yeley

66 |

32

Running

198

0

12

0

26

Nicholas Sanchez

5 |

28

Running

198

0

11

0

27

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

36

Running

197

0

10

0

28

Jade Buford

48 |

33

Running

197

0

9

0

29

Ryan Vargas

6 |

38

Running

197

0

8

0

30

Kyle Weatherman

92 |

10

Running

197

0

7

0

31

David Starr

08 |

29

Running

196

0

6

0

32

Kyle Sieg

28 |

20

Running

196

0

5

0

33

Kaz Grala

45 |

27

Running

196

0

0

0

34

Jeffrey Earnhardt

35 |

34

Running

196

0

3

0

35

Josh Williams

78 |

30

Ignition

178

0

2

0

36

Parker Retzlaff

38 |

6

Fuel Pump

158

0

1

0

37

Anthony Alfredo

23 |

37

Running

147

0

1

0

38

Riley Herbst

98 |

21

Accident

20

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Noah Gragson

    POS1

    LEADER

    Noah Gragson

    Driver badge number 9 |

  • POS 2 | 2.555

    Brandon Jones

    POS2

    2.555

    Brandon Jones

    Driver badge number 19 |

  • POS 3 | 4.791

    Josh Berry

    POS3

    4.791

    Josh Berry

    Driver badge number 8 |

Noah Gragson claims first Xfinity Series win of 2022 at Phoenix Raceway

Noah Gragson started the year so close to winning but kept falling short.

He was third at Daytona before consecutive runner-up finishes at Auto Club Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The No. 9 Chevrolet was finally able to burn it down in Phoenix — literally.

Gragson led a race-high 114 of 200 laps to clinch his first win of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday afternoon.

Gragson, now a six-time Xfinity Series winner, made the final pass for the lead with 14 laps to go after rallying past Brandon Jones after the final round of green-flag pit stops and remains the series points leader.

MORE: Official results | Phoenix at-track photos

In typical Gragson fashion, the celebration was one for the ages. The 23-year-old ripped donuts around Phoenix’s front stretch, sending smoke and rubber flying through the Arizona air. One tire chunk caught fire while Gragson was celebrating. Always the entertainer, Gragson used the makeshift campfire to warm his hands before climbing the catch fence with his JR Motorsports crew members.

“Caught the track on fire, which was awesome,” Gragson told FOX Sports. “But the pit crew executed great. This team has been on a roll so far this year, all top-three finishes in the first four races. I can’t thank everybody enough for all their hard work and try and keep it going.”

The final 100 laps of Saturday’s race went green, forcing green-flag pit stops to begin with roughly 40 laps to go. Jones short-pitted, coming to the attention of his crew two laps prior to Gragson in an attempt to leap-frog the leader. The strategy worked to perfection and he jumped out to a 1.2-second lead after trailing Gragson by over two seconds.

Gragson, though, tracked down the No. 19 Toyota and made the winning pass at Lap 187.

Only two cautions were displayed for on-track incidents Saturday. The first flew at Lap 22 when Riley Herbst lost brakes entering Turn 3. His brake pedal went to the floor and the No. 98 Ford snapped around, backing hard into the outside wall and ending the team’s day.

The second came at Lap 56 when Ty Gibbs was the recipient of left-rear contact from Josh Berry, sending the No. 54 Toyota sideways and spinning in front of traffic to start Stage 2. The field avoided Gibbs, and he rallied to finish sixth.

Stage 1 ended with a rousing photo finish between Gragson and polesitter Trevor Bayne. Gragson maintained the lead exiting Turn 2, but Bayne got a strong run and dove to Gragson’s left entering Turn 3. Bayne’s No. 18 fired into the corner and got just the run he needed to beat Gragson to the line by 0.008 seconds for the stage win, his second of 2022.

The finish of Stage 2 was far less dramatic — at least for the stage victory. As Gragson stormed away with the advantage, Jones and Justin Allgaier battled side-by-side with Bayne hot on their heels for second place. In the outside lane, Allgaier found the right momentum through the resin and edged Jones by 0.03 seconds for the spot.

Allgaier, who qualified 24th, was one of three JR Motorsports cars that started from the rear after making unapproved adjustments following qualifying, joining teammates Berry and Sam Mayer. Allgaier rocketed through the field, finishing sixth in the first stage and second in Stage 2.

Heading into the final round of pit stops, Allgaier was well inside the top five. But a pit-road penalty at Lap 165 for removing equipment from his stall forced the No. 7 car back to the pits for a pass-through penalty. The infraction destroyed his opportunity to win the race, but Allgaier did manage to hold on for a 10th-place finish, his 16th consecutive finish inside the top 10.

Behind Gragson and Jones were Berry, Bayne and John Hunter Nemechek. Rounding out the top 10 — and lead-lap drivers — were Gibbs, AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric, Landon Cassill and Allgaier.

Note: Inspection is complete in the Xfinity Series garage, confirming Noah Gragson as the race winner. The Nos. 18 and 19 each had one lug nut not safe and secure. There were no other issues.