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NASCAR Cup Series race number 10 of 19
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:52
Average speed: 148.637 mph
Pole speed: 180.928 mph
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: .105 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 41
Green flag passes: 8,025 (50.2 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2022 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2022 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1191   Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet188running1425
2143   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running0350
31218   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running3390
4 55   Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running32500
5 219   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running0450
61643   Erik Jones U.S. Air Force   (Petty GMS Motorsports)Chevrolet188running25370
7289   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running0440
82134   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running0290
92748   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running0360
10244   Kevin Harvick Gearwrench   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running0270
112212   Ryan Blaney Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford188running23260
121131   Justin Haley Leaf Filter Gutter Protection   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet188running0250
132310   Aric Almirola Smithfield / IHOP   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running0280
14337   Corey LaJoie Raze Energy   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet188running1230
15 824   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running38391
16 645   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (23XI Racing)Toyota188running1260
17 923   Bubba Wallace McDonald's   (23XI Racing)Toyota188running15301
18 711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Small Business   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running9190
193977   Landon Cassill Fox Nation   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet188running000
203162   Noah Gragson Wendy's $5 Biggie Bag / Beard Oil   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet188running000
21182   Austin Cindric Menards / Sylvania   (Roger Penske)Ford188running0160
22 120   Christopher Bell DeWalt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota187running7230
23156   Brad Keselowski Castrol Carbon Neutral   (Jack Roush)Ford187running0140
243615   David Ragan Envision   (Rick Ware)Ford186running0130
253855   J.J. Yeley Hex.com   (Carl Long)Ford185running100
263778   B.J. McLeod Motorsport Games   (B.J. McLeod)Ford172running2110
273238   Todd Gilliland First Phase Credit Card   (Bob Jenkins)Ford121crash0100
283451   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Ford105dvp090
292941   Cole Custer Feeding America / Wow Wow   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford98engine180
302647   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / Sunny D   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet95crash080
31 499   Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet92dvp2860
321322   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil / Autotrader   (Roger Penske)Ford89crash150
332042   Ty Dillon Black Rifle Coffee Co.   (Petty GMS Motorsports)Chevrolet89crash040
342521   Harrison Burton Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford89crash030
353544   Greg Biffle Morehouse College   (Johnathan Cohen)Chevrolet79fuel pump020
36 316   Daniel Hemric Majestic Steel   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet56crash000
371714   Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford56crash010
383017   Chris Buescher Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford56crash010
39108   Tyler Reddick Bet MGM   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31engine010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #23, 5, 20, 24, 19, 9, 45, 43, 48, 47
Top 10 in Stage 2: #24, 9, 5, 19, 48, 18, 10, 43, 1, 45

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Noah Gragson62unapproved adjustment

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15757  
58647   #16,17,41 accident turn 4 / end of stage 1#1
658218  
83853   #44 stalled turn 4#6
86861  
87893   #78 spun turn 2#55
90901  
91977   #22,2,99,42,21,18,38,41,47 accident turn 1#77
981069  
1071104   #51 spun turn 1#34
11112111  
1221254   end of stage 2#38
12618863  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.9%             Average green flag run: 22.9 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Christopher Bell111
  Daniel Suarez232
  Christopher Bell496
  Daniel Suarez103526
  Cole Custer36361
  Joey Logano37371
  Kyle Larson385013
  Bubba Wallace51511
  Kyle Larson52521
  Bubba Wallace53531
  Kyle Larson54541
  Bubba Wallace55606
  B.J. McLeod61611
  Kyle Larson62643
  Erik Jones65651
  Kyle Larson66661
  Erik Jones67671
  Kyle Larson68692
  Erik Jones70734
  Bubba Wallace74741
  Erik Jones75828
  B.J. McLeod83831
  William Byron8412138
  J.J. Yeley1221221
  Erik Jones1231242
  Kyle Busch1251251
  Erik Jones1261261
  Kyle Busch1271282
  Ryan Blaney12915123
  Bubba Wallace1521521
  Erik Jones1531542
  Bubba Wallace1551595
  Corey LaJoie1601601
  Kurt Busch1611611
  Denny Hamlin1621709
  Kyle Larson1711766
  Erik Jones1771771
  Kyle Larson1781814
  Erik Jones1821832
  Kyle Larson1841841
  Erik Jones1851873
  Ross Chastain1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Chase Elliott 368    
2   Ryan Blaney 347   -21  
3   William Byron 334   -34  
4   Kyle Busch 312   -56  
5   Alex Bowman 309   -59  
6   Joey Logano 308   -60  
7   Kyle Larson 299   -69  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 298   -70  
9   Ross Chastain 292   -76  
10   Aric Almirola 265   -103  
11   Kevin Harvick 252   -116  
12   Chase Briscoe 246   -122  
13   Austin Dillon 245   -123  
14   Christopher Bell 243   -125  
15   Tyler Reddick 242   -126  
16   Austin Cindric 238   -130  
17   Erik Jones 231   -137  
18   Kurt Busch 218   -150  
18   Daniel Suarez 218   -150  
20   Chris Buescher 196   -172  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   William Byron 2   334  
2   Ross Chastain 2   292  
3   Kyle Busch 1   312  
4   Alex Bowman 1   309  
5   Kyle Larson 1   299  
6   Chase Briscoe 1   246  
7   Austin Cindric 1   238  
8   Denny Hamlin 1   178  
9   Chase Elliott 0   368  
10   Ryan Blaney 0   347  
11   Joey Logano 0   308  
12   Martin Truex, Jr. 0   298  
13   Aric Almirola 0   265  
14   Kevin Harvick 0   252  
15   Austin Dillon 0   245  
16   Christopher Bell 0   243