Date: Oct. 30, 2022
Event: Xfinity 500 (Round 35 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526-mile oval)
Format: 500 laps, broken into three stages (130 laps/130 laps/240 laps)
Race Winner: Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Stage 1 Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Stage 2 Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 15th, Finished 15th / Running, completed 500 of 500 laps)
● Aric Almirola (20th with 743 points)
Playoff Standings (Championship 4):
1. Joey Logano (5,000 points)
2. Christopher Bell (5,000 points)
3. Chase Elliott (5,000 points)
4. Ross Chastain (5,000 points)
● Almirola captured his 16th top-15 of the season and his 12th top-15 in 28 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Martinsville.
● Since joining SHR in 2014, Harvick has only one finish outside the top-20 at Martinsville, a span of 18 races.
● Christopher Bell won the Xfinity 500 to score his fourth career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his third of the season and his first at Martinsville. His margin over second-place Kyle Larson was .869 of a second.
● There were six caution periods for a total of 53 laps.
● Only 17 of the 36 drivers in the Xfinity 500 finished on the lead lap.
The NASCAR Cup Series season finale is Sunday, Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway. The championship race starts at 3 p.m. EST with live coverage provided by NBC and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.