Nov 6, 2022; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano celebrates after winning the Cup Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Logano is back on top of the NASCAR racing world.

Logano dominated the final race of the season to become a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion over Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell, and Chase Elliott.

While the race was largely dominated by Logano, all four drivers were up toward the front. But at Lap 200, chaos centered around two of the four Championship 4 contenders. Elliott and Chastain got together on a restart. Elliott was understandably upset but video showed he wasn’t 100% clear on Chastain and Chastain didn’t lift, resulting in the crash.

Elliott continued running but he fell a lap down and ran slower than the three contenders. Elliott was later praised for not getting his payback on Chastain later in the race, as Chastain passed Elliott, when Elliott easily could have.

Not long after, Christopher Bell reported that he was losing engine power. Bell was racing with a heavy heart after Joe Gibbs Racing co-owner Coy Gibbs unexpectedly died the night before the race. Bell’s engine issues were temporary but he never could get back up to Logano.

Chastain got up to third place but Logano was just too strong. Logano cruised to victory.

Many within the NASCAR world discussed Logano’s title win, congratulating him on being a two-time champ.



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