Sunday, November 27, 2022

Inspection Complete: Martin Truex Jr. Officially Wins Cup Series Race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 14: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 14, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway has been completed.

Martin Truex Jr.’s race-winning Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Truex the official winner of the race.

This marks Truex’s first win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, and his 28th victory overall in the series. The 40-year old driver becomes the fifth different winner in five NCS races in 2021, and Truex snapped a 26-race winless streak with the win.

Brad Keselowski and Daniel Suarez are expected to lose their crew chiefs for next weekend as their cars each had two unsecured lug nuts in inspection.

William Byron, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch all had one unsecured lug nut which will result in a monetary fine for their crew chiefs.

No other issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings from this race are now considered official.

For all of the race results, point standings, video highlights and more from the 2021 Instacart 500 at Phoenix, visit our Race Information Page, here:

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Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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