Weekend Stat Sheet for April 22-24

Talladega, Slinger, the Stadium, the Sizzler, the Salem Sweep and much more.

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There was no shortage of excitement in the racing world this weekend. From the massive Talladega Superspeedway to the quarter-mile bullrings like Bowman Gray Stadium and Slinger Super Speedway, there was great racing everywhere your eyes turned. Here are some statistical highlights from the weekend.

- For the second-consecutive spring Cup race, the winner leads only the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway to score the victory. Ross Chastain started 19th, like Bubba Wallace did last fall, and scored his second win of the 2022 season. There were 41 lead changes with Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch each posting top-10 finishes to give them both seven on the year.

READ MORE: Deconstructing the Cup Series Finish at Talladega

- In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, car number nine started 19th and picked up his second win of the year in nine races. Noah Gragson has finished all nine races this year and has an average finish of 8.9.

- Nick Sanchez became the third different winner in three races this season with the ARCA Menards Series. After three events, no drivers have been in the top 10 for all three of them. Only a few have a pair of top fives with Daniel Dye being the only one with two top fives in three starts.

- Picking up his first career CARS Tour win at Goodyear All American Speedway, Connor Hall became the fourth different winner in four races this season. Hall held off Deac McCaskill for the victory. Hall also becomes the third-straight driver to win from the pole.

READ MORE: Connor Hall Takes Biggest Win with CARS Tour at Jacksonville

- Another first for Luke Fenhaus at Slinger Speedway (WI) as the defending track champion defended his turf with a victory in the showdown with the ARCA Midwest Tour Stars. Fenhaus’ win came over Casey Johnson and Ty Majeski. All three drivers ran their fastest lap of the race coming to the white flag.

READ MORE: Fenhaus Holds Off Wisconsin's Best in Slinger Opener

- Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) was the backdrop for the Hayes Jewelers 200 for the Stadium Modifieds. Defending Modified Track Champion Tim Brown rolled into the gates as the first ever 11-time track champion in the top division. Brown started the weekend off with a pole victory on Friday for his 600th career start according to local sources. Brown finished seventh as Danny Bohn scored the win, his first in the Hayes Jewelers 200.

- At Salem Speedway (IN) on Sunday a driver from Georgia set a CRA record by winning both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event on the same day. Casey Roderick had a perfect day by winning both races on the Salem high banks. The feat had been done in the past on the same weekend, but not on the same day.

READ MORE: Roderick Doubles Up With CRA At Salem Speedway

- After a brush with the wall in the races a few weeks back, Landon Huffman returned to Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) to win both legs of the Twin Late Model Stock 40’s on Saturday. The victories give him 11 career wins as he is chasing his first track championship.

- It’s hard to find something that Matt Hirschman hasn’t won in a Modified, but on Sunday he did that as he won the Spring Sizzler at the Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) for his first win at the track. The victory also came 17-years to the day his dad won the Spring Sizzer in 2005. The win was bigger in the scale of the fact it locked the Northampton, Pennsylvania driver into the SRX race at Stafford on July 2nd.

READ MORE: Matt Hirschman Holds Off Ryan Preece in Spring Sizzler

- In a lightning fast feature Gabe Brown won his third-straight race at Claremont Motorsports Park (NH). Brown, the defending Granite State Pro Stock Series, starts the 2022 season off with his third-straight win in the series.

-Story by: Elgin Traylor
-Photo credit: James Gilbert/Getty Images