Friday, November 24, 2023

Inspection Complete: Chase Elliott Officially Wins Cup Race at Talladega For Fifth Win of 2022

Chase Elliott wins Talladega YellaWood 500 2022
Chase Elliott is the official winner of the NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after his race-winning car passed post-race inspection. Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Post-race inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has been completed.

Chase Elliott’s race-winning No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Elliott and his team the official winners of the race.

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This marks Elliott’s fifth victory of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, which is the most of anyone in the series. Elliott’s fifth win of the year also ties his 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship season as the most he’s ever scored in a single season.

The 26-year-old driver from Dawsonville, Georgia now has 18 wins in his NASCAR Cup Series career. Elliott has also advanced to the Round of 8 in the Playoffs with this victory.

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

The No. 4 car and No. 19 car will go back to the NASCAR R&D Center for further inspection.

Ryan Blaney, another Playoff contender, who won Stage 1 on Sunday, is the official runner-up finisher of the race. Michael McDowell came home in third and he was followed to the line by Playoff contenders Ross Chastain and Denny Hamlin.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500

Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

Chase Elliott Utilizes Last-Lap Push from Erik Jones to Capture Victory in Unusually Clean Race at Talladega

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: Nine Car Crash Erupts With Harrison Burton Spin on Lap 24 at Talladega

Video: Playoff Contender Christopher Bell Spins Entering Pit Road, Busted for Speeding

Video: Chase Elliott Scores Talladega Win in Thrilling Finish Against Ryan Blaney

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 an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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