Monday, May 23, 2022

Inspection Complete: Denny Hamlin Officially Scores First Win of 2022 Season

Denny Hamlin has been named the official winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, after his No. 11 car passed inspection. Photo Credit: Joe Gibbs Racing on Twitter.

Post-race inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway has been completed.

Denny Hamlin’s race-winning No. 11 FedEx Express Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Hamlin and his team the official winners of the race.

This marks Hamlin’s first victory of the 2022 season, after what was a horrid start to the season, where he had no top-10 finishes in the opening six races of the year. Additionally, Sunday’s win was the 47th of Hamlin’s illustrious NASCAR Cup Series career.

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

The No. 19 car of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 99 car of Daniel Suarez will go back to the NASCAR R&D Center for further inspection.

Kevin Harvick is the official runner-up finisher, while William Byron, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five finishers.

Official Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400

Official Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Official Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

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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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