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Weekend Stat Sheet - October 21-23

The playoff fields tightened in NASCAR, while other champions were crowned in the short track world.


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- Winning all three segments, Kyle Larson rebounded from last week’s crash to win the NASCAR Cup Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway (FL). Larson led 199 of the 267 laps and was 1.2 seconds in front of Ross Chastain for his first win at the Florida track.

READ MORE: Kyle Larson, Cliff Daniels Will Chase a Different Championship at Phoenix

- Chase Briscoe crashed early and he and Christopher Bell head to Martinsville Speedway (VA) in a must-win scenario next week. Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin are within striking distance as William Byron , Chase Elliott, and Ross Chatain hold the spots behind Joey Logano who clinched last week.

READ MORE: 5 Points, 2 Must Win Drivers to Dictate Final Four

- He won all three segments and punched his ticket into the Championship Four and Noah Gragson celebrated his eighth win of the season in the process at Homestead-Miami Speedway (FL). With Josh Berry winning last week, two of the four JR Motorsports cars are in the final four. There is a scenario where all four could make it, but AJ Allmendinger and Ty Gibbs will have something to say about that as well as Austin Hill and Brandon Jones.

READ MORE: Noah Gragson Clinches Xfinity Final Four Spot with Miami Win

- Making the most of his opportunity, Ty Majeski backed up his Bristol win with a dominant showing at Homestead-Miami Speedway (FL) for his second win in three starts. Majeski, Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes and Chandler Smith will race for the NASCAR Truck Series title at Phoenix in two weeks. Rhodes seeks a second-straight title as the other three seek their first NASCAR titles.

READ MORE: Ty Majeski Wins Again; Truck Series Final Four Set

- DJ Shaw added the family name to the ACT title after winning the season finale at Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway (MA). Shaw’s third win allowed him to claim the title after 10 top five finishes and all of his results in the top 10 this season. DJ’s dad finished fifth in 1986 ACT Tour points after 19 top 10’s in 27 starts. He was 300 points behind champion Robbie Crouch that year.

READ MORE: Redemption for DJ Shaw at Seekonk with Win, Clinched Championship

- Carson Kvapil pocketed his fourth win of the season at South Boston Speedway (VA) on Saturday to clinch the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car Championship. The victory broke his tie with Connor Hall who also had three coming into South Boston. The jaw dropping number for Kvapil is his 12 top five runs this season.

READ MORE: Carson Kvapil Closes Out on CARS Tour Title with SoBo Win

- On the Pro Late Model side, William Sawalich won for the sixth time this season. His victory at South Boston keeps him near the top in points, but having missed two races the race for title might be out of reach for the finale in two weeks. Luke Fenhaus was a solid second to persevere the point lead.

READ MORE: Fortune Favors William Sawalich in Sixth CARS Pro Late Win

- Jeremy Doss scored his second win of the season in the SRL Southwest Tour at Kern County Raceway Park (CA). This is his 11th career win and he’s been inside the top six in every race he has run this season. Doss is in an epic battle with Jacob Gomes who was fourth this past weekend. They will settle the battle at Irwindale Speedway (CA) on November 12th.

READ MORE: Jeremy Doss Conquers October Classic Field at Kern County

- The Florida Governor’s Cup 200 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) will not be run this season for the first time since 1980. The track posted a release showing that track damage from Hurricane Ian. The track will be back in 2023 with the RedEye 50/50 event.

- After a string of three-straight SMART Tour podium finishes, Brandon Ward rocketed to the win at Motor Mile Speedway (VA). Ward won the event at Motor Mile in 2021 and made it two-straight at the track. Caleb Heady used a win and solid finishes all season long to win the championship.

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