Weekend Stat Sheet: From Rattlesnake Hill to the Rattler 250
Looking back on the weekend in racing.
by Racing America on Mar 15, 2022
The NASCAR Cup Series grew with a first-time winner on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday when Chase Briscoe went to victory lane to mark four winners in four races this season. Considering several key drivers have not won yet, we can expect a high number of winners before a possible repeat winner in 2022.
Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon and Aric Almirola have completed all 987 laps this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Despite the stat, the finishes are not quite there with six top 10’s between the three of them.
We mentioned him last week, but how can you not mention race winner Noah Gragson again? His NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Phoenix made him the first driver since Elliott Sadler to start the season with four-straight top five runs. After four races, his average finishing position is 2.0.
The win by Dylan Fetcho at the Baby Rattler should come as no surprise as he was fourth in his last Baby Rattler 125 event in 2020. This year, he gets the win to post back-to-back top five runs. 15 of the 23 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
Ty Majeski broke a bunch of records at the Rattler 250 again this year. His fifth win in the race extends his own record and he’s now led 906 laps at the Rattler 250. He also won the race from the pole for the first time, and for the first time in the race's history since Augie Grill in 2009.
Speaking of the pole, Majeski became the 12th different pole winner in the last 13 Rattler 250 events. Majeski had also never won the pole award at South Alabama Speedway.
Carson Kvapil picked up his first CARS Late Model Stock Tour win on Sunday, in his fourth start, worth $30,000 at Caraway Speedway (NC) on Sunday afternoon. If that wasn’t enough, his brother Caden won the first CARS Tour Pro Late Model race at the same track.
NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson took a little trip to pick up his 25th career World of Outlaw win at Thunderbowl Raceway (CA) on Saturday night before the cup race. Larson has 25 wins in 114 starts.
Taylor Gray scored an emotional win over the weekend at Phoenix in the ARCA Menards series. Gray’s David Gilliland-owned team suffered tragedy earlier in the week when a team member was killed in a traffic accident.
Cody Stickler won a lightning fast Modified race at South Alabama Speedway on the Saturday of Rattler weekend. The 50-lap event lasted just over 23 minutes with Korey Ruble coming home second and Jeff Letson was third.