Thursday, September 28, 2023

Inspection Complete: Kyle Larson Officially Scores First-Career Homestead Win, No. 5 Team in Owners Championship 4

Kyle Larson officially scored his third win of the 2022 season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his No. 5 team advances to the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series Owner Championship battle. Photo Credit: Jim Fluharty / HHP for Chevy Racing.

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been completed.

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

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This is Larson’s third NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2022 season, and this victory brings the 30-year-old driver to a total of 19 wins for his career. This is the first-career win for the California native at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Larson led an incredible 199 laps of the 267 laps contested in Sunday’s race and in addition to winning the race, Larson also won Stages 1 and 2.

While Larson was eliminated from Playoff contention for the driver’s title at the end of the Round of 12 of the Playoffs, Larson’s No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team moves on to the Owner Championship 4 with the win on Sunday.

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

The No. 7 and 77 Spire Motorsports entries and the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports teams will be sent to the NASCAR R&D center for engine evaluations.

Playoff contender Ross Chastain came home in second place, which was the best finish for a Playoff driver in the event, while AJ Allmendinger, Austin Dillon, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five finishers.

Denny Hamlin was the only other Playoff contender to finish inside the top 10 on Sunday as he ended the day in seventh.

Other Playoff drivers and their finishes included Christopher Bell (11th), William Byron (12th), Chase Elliott (14th), Ryan Blaney (17th), Joey Logano (18th), and Chase Briscoe (36th).

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400

Updated Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Updated Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

Kyle Larson Dominates, Takes Mistake-Free Victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: John Hunter Nemechek, Bubba Wallace’s Substitute, Spins and Taps Inside Wall

Video: Chase Briscoe Smacks Turn Two Wall at Homestead, Forced to Retire from Race Early

Video: Denny Hamlin Gets a Little Help From the Wall to Save Extremely Loose No. 11 Car

Video: Race Leader Martin Truex Jr. Turned on Pit Road by Kyle Larson

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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