NASCAR Cup Series

BY THE NUMBERS: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season

By: Ashley McCubbin

Although Joey Logano won the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship, there are other numbers to review from the season that was.

drivers had an average finish of 10th or better

#2: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire celebrates his win

1st race of the year, the Daytona 500, was won by Austin Cindric

driver had an average starting spot of fifth or better

wins for Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin, William Byron, and Kevin Harvick

of Cindric won the pole at Auto Club Speedway

wins for Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, and Tyler Reddick

drivers had an average starting spot of 10th or better

poles for Bell, Larson, and Joey Logano led all drivers

4th was the best average spot of all drivers, set by John Hunter Nemechek at Homestead-Miami Speedway

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro celebrates his win

wins for Chase Elliott led all drivers

of Brad Keselowski won the pole at Texas Motor Speedway

7.9 was the best average starting spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Larson

of Reddick scored three poles

of Elliott scored three poles

9.5 was the second-best average starting spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Reddick

10 of Aric Almirola won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

10.1 was the third-best average starting spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Bell and Blaney

10.4 was the fourth-best average starting spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Logano

10.7 was the fifth-best average starting spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Elliott

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Ground Toyota Camry

11 of Hamlin scored three poles

12 of Ryan Blaney scored three poles

12 or more top-five’s were scored by Chastain, Larson, Bell, Elliott, and Blaney

12.5 was the best average finishing spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Elliott

13.3 was the second-best average finishing spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Chastain

13.5 was the third-best average finishing spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Logano

13.6 was the fourth-best average finishing spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Blaney

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, DeWalt Toyota Camry celebrates his victory

13.8 was the fifth-best average finishing spot of drivers to run all the races, set by Bell

14 of Chase Briscoe won at Phoenix Raceway

14 of Briscoe won the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway

15 top-five’s for Chastain led all drivers

16 drivers scored a pole

17 of Chris Buescher won at Bristol Motor Speedway

17 of Buescher won the pole at Dover International Speedway

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota Camry

18 of Kyle Busch won the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race

19 different drivers won a race

19 or more top-10’s were scored by Chastain, Bell, Elliott, and Larson

20th race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway saw Martin Truex Jr. win the pole

21 top-10’s for Chastain led all drivers

22 of Logano won four races

23 of Bubba Wallace won at Kansas Speedway

#45: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, ROOT Insurance Toyota Camry, winner

23 of Wallace won the pole at Michigan International Speedway

24 of Byron won the pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway

26th race of the season at Daytona International Speedway was won by Austin Dillon

32 drivers scored a top-five finish

36 races were ran

39 drivers scored a top-10 finish

#41: Cole Custer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang HaasTooling.com

41 of Cole Custer won the pole at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race

43 of Erik Jones won at Darlington Raceway

45 of Kurt Busch won at Kansas Speedway

62 different drivers ran at least one race

88 of Alex Bowman won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

99 of Daniel Suarez won at Sonoma Raceway

650 or more laps were led by Elliott, Logano, Byron, and Chastain

857 was the most laps led by a driver, set by Elliott

9150 or more laps were completed by Michael McDowell, Logano, Todd Gilliland, Jones, and Justin Haley

9380 was the most laps completed by a driver, set by McDowell

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