NASCAR Cup Series
It Was The World vs. Ross Chastain at Gateway
Jun 6, 2022
It was an incredibly successful first trip to World Wide Technology Raceway for the NASCAR Cup Series. Here are some big statistics from that and much more in the racing world this weekend.
- For the fifth time in his career, Kyle Busch finishes second in back-to-back races in the NASCAR Cup Series. He was second at the Coca-Cola 600, and he was second this weekend as he almost won the first NASCAR Cup race at World Wide Technology Raceway (IL).
- Driver of car number 22 gets win number two of 2022. Joey Logano lined up the twos to make it work in the first race at World Wide Technology Raceway. Logano has now won at 18 different configurations on the NASCAR Cup series circuit.
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- AJ Allmendinger, the road course ringer, was up to it again in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Portland. The victory was his eighth career road course win in the series and second this season. Allmendinger won a race at Portland in the Champ Car World Series in 2006. The good news for Allmendinger is that there are four races remaining on the schedule on the road courses.
- In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway, Derek Kraus started 36th and finished seventh after leading 12 laps. Corey Heim picked up his second win of the season and fourth win of the season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team.
- Jackson Boone won a lightning fast 50-lap Pro Late Model race at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TN) that took only 19 minutes to be completed. Boone became the fourth different winner of the season.
- Close counts in racing and Jacob Borst knows that after beating out track master Peyton Sellers at South Boston Speedway (VA) in a near dead heat. Borst got his first win after he was 0.030 ahead of Sellers at the line.
- What a rookie season Max Cookson is having at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). On Saturday night, he picked up his second win and his fourth podium finish of the season.
- Mitch Walker became the third different driver to sweep the night at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on the same night when that driver got their first win of their career as well. Walker joined Connor Hall and Layne Riggs with the honor.
- Speaking of the 22s, Jonathan Brown, driving car number 22, won his 22nd race at Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) in the Modified 100 lapper.
- July 3rd, 2010 was the last time that Kirk Alexander went to victory lane in a Modified Racing Series event. After domination the first few years, Alexander went 41 starts before he went to victory lane this past weekend at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH).
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