NASCAR Driver Ratings for the 2022 Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway | NASCAR

Joey Logano – 10

A perfect ten for Logano and Team Penske as they dominated the entire weekend. Lugano and teammate Ryan Blaney qualified first and second on Saturday and then drove the most laps and finished first and second in the race. The victory propelled Lugano to his second title in the cup series and set the arc in his brilliant season.

Ross Chastain – 8

Looking at where they started Friday’s weekend in practice, Chastain and the Trackhouse Racing team made big gains over the rest of the field. They were able to get the car called to chase my Penske in front, but they simply ran out of laps in the end. It was a dream season for Ross and the organization, but they finally came a short distance away.

Christopher Bell – 7

Bale will be thinking about this final stop over and over again throughout the season. They were in contention until this last mistake on the crater road cost them dearly. It was another reminder of the scale of this team sport, and that one small mistake can have disastrous consequences. All in all, Bale had a great weekend when he took into account where he started racing.

Chase Elliott – 3

Who knows what would have happened had Elliot not been destroyed at the start of the second half by Chastain. This was a risky move, but it was a move he felt he needed to take in order to maintain his position at the front. The Hendrick Motorsports team did a great job fixing their wrecked car, but it was a hole too big to get out of. He was the regular season champion, but his playoff performance was lackluster at best.

Ryan Blaney – 9

The end of the race ended the way the 2022 Blaney season went. He was a bridesmaid again, and couldn’t claim a win despite leading multiple stat classes over the course of the year. He had a car capable of winning the race, but chose instead to help his teammate win the championship. Blaney did the same to start the season, helping Austin Sendrick win the Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick – 9

Some drivers always seem to run well on certain tracks. For Harvick, this is clearly Phoenix, winning nine times in his career. Another finish in the top five today extended his streak in the top ten to 19, breaking the record he shared with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.

Kyle Bush – 7

On his last start with Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch finished in a solid seventh. After winning 56 cups and two championships, Kyle is leaving the organization for Richard Childress Racing next season. It wasn’t the season he was hoping for, but today’s race ended on a positive note.

Kyle Larson – 6

Finishing 9th today was by no means horrific, but given that he was running for the owner’s championship, Larson wasn’t able to deliver the goods. The 2021 champion had a season in the roller coaster but still had a chance to take some hardware home for Hendrick’s organization, but it never materialized because he wasn’t a serious factor in racing.

Tyler Riddick – 4

Tyler’s 23rd place finish today wasn’t the way he wanted to get out of RCR. He got into an accident mid-race, which certainly didn’t help. Riddick wasn’t sure he would be able to race today, as he dealt with concussion-like symptoms after last weekend’s crash.

Alex Bowman – 3

Bowman’s comeback after he missed the last five races with a concussion didn’t go the way he had hoped. He never made it to the front of the field and was then bumped into by Michael McDowell later in the race. His 34th place finish was a disappointing way to end his season, and the life of crew captain Greg Ives.