Joey Logano Moves William Byron to Win at Darlington 

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – MAY 08: Joey Logano, the driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 08, 2022, in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Joey Logano moves William Byron to win at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 on Sunday afternoon.

Darlington Raceway is one of the original speedways since the beginning of NASCAR. The track in Darlington, South Carolina is the perfect setting for a throwback weekend. Drivers pay tribute to the legends of the past with historic paint schemes that make fans reminisce about the glory days of the past. For the drivers, winning at Darlington has a significance that makes the action on the track much more exciting. 

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Kyle Busch Steals a Victory Coming to the Checkered Flag at Bristol

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – APRIL 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2022, in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch steals a victory coming to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race on Saturday.

After great success in 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series refilled Bristol Motor Speedway with dirt for one more go-around. NASCAR worked hard over the past couple of months to pack down the dirt over the original concrete surface. Dirt was hauled in from many different locations including the campgrounds around the speedway as well as reusing last year’s stockpile.  

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William Byron Earns his Second Win of 2022 in an Overtime Restart at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 09: William Byron, driver of the #24 Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 09, 2022, in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

William Byron earns his second win in an overtime restart at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday night.

A Saturday night showdown at Martinsville Speedway is what racing is all about. A 400-lap race full of pushing and shoving with drivers trying to make it to victory lane. No team leaves with a clean racecar nor a good attitude unless it’s the team winning the grandfather clock at the end of the night. 

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Denny Hamlin’s Late Surge Leads to a Richmond Win 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – APRIL 03: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 03, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin’s late surge leads to a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday afternoon.

The NASCAR Cup Series heads into Richmond, Virginia to begin a stretch of short-track battles. Richmond Raceway is the first of three scheduled short tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The racing at Richmond is always a precursor to what lies ahead at Martinsville and Bristol. The races are always close, cars are pushing and shoving, and many drivers are going home in poor moods. 

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Ross Chastain Holds Off AJ Allmendinger for First NASCAR Cup Series Victory 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 27: Ross Chastain, driver of the #1 ONX Homes/iFly Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Echopark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on March 27, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Ross Chastain holds off AJ Allmendinger for his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix on Sunday.

For the first road course race of 2022, the Circuit of the Americas put on a great event. After last year’s monsoon cut the race short, the course was able to show its true potential in great weather. This course is packed with 20 bruising corners that give drivers a challenge with holding momentum. It is tough for drivers to run a consistent line around the course, and with that, nobody has an advantage.  

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