Dixie Vodka 400

Date: Oct. 23, 2022
Event: Dixie Vodka 400 (Round 34 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/85 laps/102 laps)

Race Winner: Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 28th, Finished 21st / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps)

SHR Points:
● Aric Almirola (19th with 720 points)

Playoff Standings (with one race to go before Championship 4):

1. Joey Logano (4,106 points) 1 win
2. Ross Chastain (4,101 points) +19
3. Chase Elliott (4,093 points) +11
4. William Byron (4,087 points) +5
5. Denny Hamlin (4,082 points) -5
6. Ryan Blaney (4,069 points) -18
7. Christopher Bell (4,054 points) -33
8. Chase Briscoe (4,043 points) -44

Race Notes:
● Kyle Larson won the Dixie Vodka 400 to score his 19th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his third of the season and his first at Homestead. His margin over second-place Ross Chastain was 1.261 seconds.
● There were five caution periods for a total of 30 laps.
● Twenty-three of the 36 drivers in the Dixie Vodka 400 finished on the lead lap.

Next Up:
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. It is the penultimate race of the 10-race NASCAR Playoffs and the final race in the Round of 8. The Xfinity 500 starts at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.