William Byron wins at Martinsville

William Byron wins at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 09: William Byron, driver of the #24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, drives throughout

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 09: William Byron, driver of the #24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, drives throughout the NASCAR Cup Sequence Blue-Emu Highest Ache Aid 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 09, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Image by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photographs)

William Byron gained an uneventful Cup Sequence race at Martinsville for his second win of 2022 on Saturday night time.

Byron ran next to teammate Chase Elliott for the to start with half of the race but got earlier Elliott on pit road concerning the 2nd and third levels. Byron then stored the guide for mainly the rest of the race — sans green-flag pit stops — and very easily conquer Austin Dillon and Joey Logano for the earn on a inexperienced-white checker restart.

The race showcased just two cautions that was not a phase caution. The 1st was formally for Denny Hamlin’s stalled vehicle with significantly less than 100 laps to go and the 2nd promptly came when Todd Gilliland bounced off the wall and held going with much less than 10 laps to go. No one particular else crashed. No 1 spun. Which is a Martinsville rarity. Thankfully this race was scheduled for 400 laps in its place of 500 laps like it was a year back.

Inexperienced-flag pit stops are a Martinsville rarity also. Those happened in the final stage of the race considering that there were no cautions. Byron dropped the guide when he pitted but got it back again 17 laps later on. There had been no passes for the guide underneath eco-friendly outdoors of that green-flag pit quit cycle.

Byron’s first get of the season arrived at Atlanta and he’s now the very first driver to earn multiple races in 2022. The first 7 races of the 2022 period featured 7 winners as groups have been understanding the intricacies of the new car or truck introduced by NASCAR forward of the 2022 year.

The race was the greatest check for NASCAR’s continuous thrust that everything is incredible. Because, well, this race wasn’t remarkable. Hendrick Motorsports absolutely was. Its motorists led basically the complete race. But motorists in the course of the area appeared to have an exceptionally difficult time passing each and every other at a observe that generally produces some of the most entertaining racing in the Cup Series.

There was bound to be a horrible race this Cup Sequence season. For the most element, NASCAR’s new vehicle experienced developed entertaining racing and passing in 2022. But for whatsoever reason, Saturday night’s race at Martinsville was a stinker.

Stinkers transpire. Not each individual race or video game can be very good — it’s what can make the fantastic ones terrific. If everything is terrific, nothing at all is excellent. We can say with certainty that a NASCAR race took place on Saturday night. Byron done 403 laps and drove just around 200 miles at a historic track situated in Virginia. And that is about all you require to know.

Race benefits

1. William Byron

2. Joey Logano

3. Austin Dillon

4. Ryan Blaney

5. Ross Chastain

6. Kurt Busch

7. Kyle Busch

8. Aric Almirola

9. Chase Briscoe

10. Chase Elliott

11. Austin Cindric

12. Alex Bowman

13. Erik Jones

14. Kevin Harvick

15. Chris Buescher

16. Bubba Wallace

17. Brad Keselowski

18. Tyler Reddick

19. Kyle Larson

20. Christopher Bell

21. Cole Custer

22. Martin Truex Jr.

23. Ty Dillon

24. AJ Allmendinger

25. Michael McDowell

26. Harrison Burton

27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

28. Denny Hamlin

29. Daniel Suarez

30. Todd Gilliland

31. Justin Haley

32. Corey LaJoie

33. Cody Ware

34. JJ Yeley

35. Josh BIlicki

36. BJ McLeod