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Weekend Stat Sheet from Darlington, North-South Challenge and More

Statistics and notes from the weekend in racing.


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As always, there were plenty of eyes on Darlington Raceway during Throwback Week. Whether it was The Lady in Black, or some of the other racing offerings throughout the weekend, here are some stats of note.

- NASCAR Cup Series points leader Chase Elliott charged from a practice crash and started 34th to post a top-five finish for the third time this season. Elliott has nine top-10 runs this year in 12 starts and has been inside the top 10 in the last five races.

- The victory by Joey Logano extends his streak of seasons with at least one win to 11 now. Logano has 28 career wins, and has won a race each year since 2011. His victory on Sunday was his first at Darlington.

READ MORE: Joey Logano, William Byron and 'Doing What I Had to Do' at Darlington

- Sure, JR Motorsports has won the last three races and Justin Allgaier snapped a long 34-race winless streak, but the most impressive stat is that AJ Allmendinger posted an 11th straight top-10 to start the season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Allmendinger's worst finish of the season thus far has been a ninth-place run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

- After three finishes outside the top 20 to start 2022, the No. 4 KBM team with John Hunter Nemechek aboard got things turned around. Since then, they have posted four straight finishes in the top five and finally got their first win of the season at Darlington Raceway (SC) on Friday night.

- Winning his fourth Super Late Model race of the season, NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron also won his first ever Southern Super Series race at the Fairground Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee. Byron also became the fifth different winner in five races this season with the Southern Super Series.

READ MORE: William Byron Claims Nashville Guitar, Sets Sight on Derby

- Dylan Fetcho won the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Nashville on the same night as the Southern Super Series-ARCA/CRA Super Series North-South Super Late Model Challenge. Fetcho scored his second big Pro Late Model win of the season after he won the Pro Late Model Rattler 125 at South Alabama in March.

- For the first time on US soil, Cole Butcher wins a Pro All Stars Series race. This time, the Canadian driver became the first driver north of the border to win at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) since Patrick Laperle won in 2006. Johnny Clark was second for his third-straight top five finish.

READ MORE: Two Engines, No Problem for Cole Butcher at Oxford

- Layne Riggs becomes the third different driver this season to sweep twin-40 features at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC). There have been eight different winners this season in 11 feature races. The win total for Riggs is now seven on the year as he chases the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Championship.

- Proving he’s the king of Star Speedway (NH), Bryan Kruczek scored his second win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series at the quarter-mile track. With wins in two if the last three races and a second Kruczek proved he holds the reins on Star Speedway.

READ MORE: Kruczek Keeps It Local With GSPSS Win at Star

- A new tire meant a new track record was set at New Paris Speedway (IN) when Kenny Whitman ran a lap at 12.7 seconds, which was well under the mark of 13.159 set last year. Jack Landis, won the race as speed will be a new thing this year at New Paris.

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