After nine months and 35 points racing, we’ve made it to the top – one final race to determine the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series champion.
four drivers – Christopher BellAnd the Ross ChastainAnd the Chase Elliot And the Joey Logano She passed the challenge of nine playoffs and now has a chance to win the final prize. Sunday’s title fight will see a race between two veterans and two newcomers to the larger stage.
Lugano, 32, is the grizzly veteran; He is racing for the championship for the fifth time and won the Cup Series title in 2018. Lugano, who racked up three wins in 2022, was the first driver to win a place in the championship race. Elliott, who turns 27 on November 28, celebrated his first championship in two years and is in the last four for the third consecutive season. All drivers drove with five wins this year.
It will be a whole new world for Bell and Chastain, who are both participating in Tournament 4 for the first time.
In just his third season in the Cup series, Bale, who turns 28 on December 16, may be the biggest surprise of the four. Bale won three times in 2022, including elimination races in both the second and third rounds (Charlotte Roval and Martinsville, respectively) to get to this stage. Chastain, who turns 30 on December 4, put on a career year into his fourth full-time season in the Cup Series. He won 2 races in 2022 and advanced to Championship 4 in Martinsville with the most epic action you’ll see on a racetrack.
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Here’s all the info you need to get ready to race the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, Sunday at Phoenix Raceway:
What time does the trophy race start in Phoenix?
The NASCAR Championship Race begins at 3 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local) in Avondale, Arizona.
On what TV channel is the Cup Race in Phoenix running?
NBC broadcasts the NASCAR Championship Race and has a preview show starting at 1:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. local time).
Will there be a live stream of the Cup race in Phoenix?
The NASCAR Championship Race can be streamed live on NBC Sports website (for those with a cable/satellite service provider) and on the NBC Sports app. You can also follow the race FuboTV Plus other options.
How many laps does a cup race have in Phoenix?
The NASCAR Championship race is 312 laps around the oval one mile for a total of 312 miles. The race will include three parts (laps per stage) – Stage 1: 60 laps; second stage: 125 laps; Stage 3: 127 turns.
Who won the most recent cup races in Phoenix?
Chase Briscoe drove 101 laps, including the last 24, and beat Ross Chastain by 0.771 seconds on March 13 to win his first race in the Cup Series. A year earlier in last year’s championship race, Kyle Larson led 107 laps, including the final 28, beating Martin Truex Jr. by 0.398 seconds to win his 10th race of the season and his first Cup.
What is the NASCAR Cup Championship Race Lineup?
(car number in parentheses)
1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
2. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
3. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
4. (5) Kyle Larson Chevrolet
5. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
6. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford
8. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
9. (41) Cole Custer, Ford
10. (23) Ty Gibbs, Toyota
11. (8) Tyler Riddick, Chevrolet
12. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
13. (10) Eric Almerola, Ford
14. (2) Austin Cendrick, Ford
15. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
16. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet
17. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
18. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford
19. (17) Chris Bucher, Ford
20. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
21. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
22. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
23. (45) Bubba Wallace Toyota
24. (48) Alex Bowman of Chevrolet
25. (1) Ross Chastain of Chevrolet
26. (31) Justin Haley of Chevrolet
27. (7) Corey Lagoy, Chevy
28. (99) Daniel Suarez of Chevrolet
29. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet
30. (43) Eric Jones, Chevrolet
31. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford
32. (42) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
33. (78) PJ McLeod, Ford
34. (51) Cody Ware, Ford
35. (15) Garrett Smithley Ford
36. (77) Landon Castle Chevrolet