Saturday, April 1, 2023

Inspection Complete: Austin Dillon Officially Scores Daytona Win, Playoff Field Set

Austin Dillon Coke Zero Sugar 400 inspection win
Austin Dillon has been named the official winner of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 as his car has passed inspection. Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway has been completed.

Austin Dillon’s race-winning No. 3 BREZTRI Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Dillon and his team the official winners of the race.

This victory marks Dillon’s first win of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, and with this being the regular-season finale, it locks him into the Playoffs. Sunday’s triumph is also the fourth win of Dillon’s NASCAR Cup Series career and it’s his second NCS win at Daytona International Speedway.

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

Tyler Reddick was the official runner-up finisher in the race, followed by Austin Cindric, Landon Cassill and Noah Gragson in the top-five.

The 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Field is officially set. The 16 drivers that will compete for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship are: Chase Elliott, Ross Chastain, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Chase Briscoe, Christopher Bell, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Busch, Alex Bowman, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney.

Martin Truex Jr. just missed making the Playoffs by three points.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400

Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

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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