Friday, December 9, 2022

Inspection Complete: Joey Logano Officially Secures Championship 4 Berth With Las Vegas Win

Joey Logano Las Vegas Motor Speedway win South Point 400 2022
Joey Logano has advanced to the Championship 4 for the fifth time in his career with an intense win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been completed.

Joey Logano’s race-winning No. 22 Pennzoil Team Penske Ford Mustang has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Logano and his team the official winners of the race.

This win, Logano’s third of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, has locked him into the Championship 4 field for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway.

Logano has now made the Championship 4 five times (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022) in his career

This race also marks Logano’s 30th career win in the NASCAR Cup Series and it is his third NCS victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following the 2022 South Point 400 are now considered official.

Both the No. 23 – driven by Ty Gibbs – and the No. 99 – driven by Daniel Suarez – will go back to NASCAR’s R&D Center for a teardown inspection.

Ross Chastain (Playoff contender) is the official second-place finisher, while Kyle Busch, Chase Briscoe (Playoff contender), and Denny Hamlin (Playoff contender) rounded out the top-five finishers in the race.

The remaining Playoff drivers in the field and their finishes were William Byron (13th), Chase Elliott (21st), Ryan Blaney (28th), and Christopher Bell (34th).

Kyle Larson, who is no longer eligible for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series driver championship still finds himself inside the NASCAR Cup Series owner championship battle with his No. 5 car. Larson finished 35th in Sunday’s race.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400

Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

Joey Logano Tracks Down Ross Chastain, Captures ‘Championship Four’ Berth with Las Vegas Win

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: Kyle Busch Spins to Bring Out First Caution of Cup Race at Las Vegas

Video: Kyle Larson Runs Bubba Wallace into Outside Wall, Aftermath Collects Playoff Driver Christopher Bell

Video: Bubba Wallace Delivers Massive Shoves in Anger to Kyle Larson After Crash at Las Vegas

Video: Playoff Contender Ryan Blaney Crashes From Second Spot With 40 Laps Left in Vegas

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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