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Byron Gets 2nd Win of Year at the Clip

Martinsville, Virginia – April 9, 2022 – ANTHONY HOLBROOK

NASCAR Cup Series travels to Martinsville, Virginia for the Blue-Emu Maxium Pain Relief 400 hosted by Martinsville Speedway.  This event will be the 8th points scheduled race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season and scheduled for 400 laps, compared to 500 laps of previous years. 

Race teams whom computing the “tire-fall off “will be essential value determining pit service for future track position.

Blue-Emu Maxium Pain Relief 400 –Recap:

Leading the first 185 circuits, Chase Elliott swept both stages in pursue of a playoff ticket.

Uncharacteristic for the paperclip, the event featured only two track cautions.

One unscheduled caution involved Denny Hamlin’s engine stalling out with less than 100 laps to go.

A final yellow flag was donated by Todd Gilliland’s introduction to the safer barrier wall with less than 10 laps to go.

During a critical scheduled pit stop at the second stage break, William Byron wins the race off of pit row to assist his advancement.  Byron would lead a race-high 212 laps while dueling both Austin Dillon and Joey Logano in overtime win.

Unfortunately, Logano would run out of real estate eliminating any chances to administer a “bump and run” for the win.  Remarkably, no passes for the lead were logged under green segments, outside of that green-flag pit stop cycle.

Historically fitting, William Byron will be noted as he first driver to take the famed No. 24 Chevrolet to Victory Lane at Martinsville since Jeff Gordon performance in 2015.

An emotional Victory Lane celebrated and dedicated the Victory to his Mother (Dana) whom undergone treatments for MALT Lymphoma Tumor in addition to mini-strokes endured one year anniversary of this weekend.

William Byron now sits third overall in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings and only 12 points back of Chase Elliott.

Blue-Emu Maxium Pain Relief 400 – Race Results:

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

The NASCAR Cup Series hits the dirt as NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City Dirt Race – April 17 (7 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio 90)

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