Joey Logano beats opponents to win second NASCAR Cup

Avondale, Arizona – Joey Lugano can now call himself a two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

The 32-year-old beat rivals Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell and Chase Elliott Sunday at Phoenix Raceway in the final race of the 2022 season.

Lugano, who started in pole position, took the final lead with 29 laps remaining and beat fellow Penske teammate Ryan Blaney to win the race and his second championship in four years. Although Lugano didn’t have to win the race to win the championship – he only needed to finish the race ahead of the other Championship 4 contenders – just like the 2018 Championship, Lugano was able to enjoy a double celebration.

Fellow championship contender Ross Chastain finished third as he tried hard to chase down Lugano and Blaney. Christopher Bell finished 10th and Chase Elliott finished two rounds in 28th after a disaster that struck the 2020 champ.