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Last Updated Apr 01, 2022, 00:35 AM

NASCAR Week In Review

COTA WEEK IN REVIEW

The EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix is in the rear-view mirror, and it was a thrilling finish. Trackhouse Racing's Ross Chastain (+4000) took home the trophy at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and the 29-year-old watermelon farmer from Alva, Fla. left behind a smashed piece of homegrown fruit on the track in celebration of his first NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman was right there in the end, but he had to settle for second place. The driver of the No. 48 machine was able to pick up his second Top 5, and third Top 10 of the season as a result. Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell, fresh off the disappointment of a last-lap penalty in Atlanta, dropping him from second to 23rd, rebounded nicely for a third-place showing. It was Bell's first Top 5 of the season, and just the second Top 10 in his six starts this season. It was Bell's best finish since a third-place showing in Texas last October, but he came up just short of his second-ever Cup Series victory.

Hendrick's Chase Elliott tops the early-season Cup Series standings with 208 points after ending up fourth after starting 12th at COTA. Rounding out the Top 5 was Richard Childress Racing's Tyler Reddick, who started fourth and maintained his position for most of the afternoon. He ended up in fifth for his second Top 5, and third Top 10, of the season.

And in case your tracking it at home, that is four Chevrolets in the Top 5 this week, with Bell the lone Toyota to crack that monopoly. Penske Racing's Ryan Blaney, who was the pole sitter, ended up as the top Ford in sixth place.

2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES STANDINGS

  1. Chase Elliott (208) - (0 wins, 1 Top 5, 4 Top 10)
  2. Ryan Blaney (195) - (0 wins, 2 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  3. Joey Logano (185) - (0 wins, 1 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  4. Alex Bowman (183) - (1 win, 2 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  5. Ross Chastain (180) - (1 win, 4 Top 5, 4 Top 10)
  6. William Byron (175) - (1 win, 2 Top 5, 2 Top 10)
  7. Martin Truex Jr. (172) - (0 wins, 0 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  8. Aric Almirola (168) - (0 wins, 1 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  9. Chase Briscoe (166) - (1 win, 2 Top 5, 2 Top 10)
  10. Tyler Reddick (158) - (0 wins, 2 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  11. Kyle Busch (154) - (0 wins, 1 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  12. Austin Cindric (153) - (1 win, 1 Top 5, 2 Top 10)
  13. Kurt Busch (153) - (0 wins, 2 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  14. Kevin Harvick (153) - (0 wins, 0 Top 5, 2 Top 10)
  15. Daniel Suarez (150) - (0 wins, 2 Top 5, 3 Top 10)
  16. Kyle Larson (149) - (1 win, 2 Top 5, 2 Top 10)

Updated: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 11:17 p.m. ET

LOOKING AHEAD TO RICHMOND

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400 next Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX).

If you're looking to get a jump on the weekend, remember that Bowman won the 2021 spring race at Richmond, while Martin Truex, Jr. drove to checkers in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at night in the fall race.

JGR's Kyle Busch has been the king of Richmond, however, leading all active drivers with a 6.88 Average-Finish Position (AFP) and six wins in 32 career starts. He has 18 finishes of fifth or better, and 25 finishes of 10th or higher, while leading 1,528 laps.

Busch's teammate and Virginia native Denny Hamlin leads all drivers with 2,108 laps led at Richmond, posting three wins in 30 starts, with half of those runs resulting in a showing of fifth or higher.

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NASCAR 2022 BETTING RESULTS

Listed below are the winners of all 36 NASCAR races from the 2022 season and theirĀ Odds to Win, plus we include other exhibition and qualifying races too.

RaceWinner (Odds)
Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum#22 - Logano (+1100)
Daytona 500#2 - Cindric (+2500)
Wise Power 400#5 - Larson (+350)
Pennzoil 400#88 - Bowman (+2000)
Ruoff Mortgage 500#14 - Briscoe (+10000)
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500#24 - Byron (+1500)
EchoPark Automotive Texas GP#1 - Chastain (+4000)
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