Saturday, April 1, 2023

Inspection Complete: Kyle Larson Officially Scores First Win of 2022 Season

Kyle Larson wins Auto Club inspection complete
Kyle Larson has passed post-race inspection at Auto Club Speedway and is the official winner of the 2022 Wise Power 400. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway has been completed.

Kyle Larson’s race-winning No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Larson and his team the official winners of the race.

This is Larson’s 17th-career NASCAR Cup Series victory, and it’s his first of the 2022 season. Sunday’s race marked the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway since 2020.

Larson, 29, led four times on the day for a total of 28 laps, in the 200 lap race. Larson ended up scoring the win after outdueling Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon in the closing laps.

No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Sunday’s race are now considered official.

Austin Dillon finished the race in second in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro, while Erik Jones, in the iconic No. 43 car, came home third.

Daniel Suarez finished an impressive fourth and Joey Logano ended the day in fifth-place finish.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400

Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

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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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