Twenty races have already taken place in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Christopher Bell became the 14th different driver of the season to win after the Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In an action-packed Ambetter 301, the-27-year-old took the lead from Chase Elliott with 42 laps remaining and drove his #20 Toyota away on the final lap to cross the checkered flag in P1.
With last Sunday’s victory, Bell gained 47 points and extended his lead over Kevin Harvick in the standings to 19 points. He currently stands in eighth place in the Cup Series standings and has a total of 570 points, with one win and five top-five finishes.
Aric Almirola, the defending champion of the event, failed to re-lift his trophy and finished P31. He gained only 9 points and stands 12th in the standings with 490 points.
Cup grid (6 to go Pocono IMSroadcourse Michigan Richmond Glen Daytona): Elliott-3w, Chastain-2w, Logano-2w, Byron-2w, Hamlin-2w, Larson-1w, KyBusch-1w, Bell-1w, Bowman-1w, Cindric-1w, KuBuscb-1w, Suarez-1w, Reddick-1w, Briscoe-1w, Blaney +105, Truex +68, Harvick -68
Cup grid (6 to go Pocono IMSroadcourse Michigan Richmond Glen Daytona): Elliott-3w, Chastain-2w, Logano-2w, Byron-2w, Hamlin-2w, Larson-1w, KyBusch-1w, Bell-1w, Bowman-1w, Cindric-1w, KuBuscb-1w, Suarez-1w, Reddick-1w, Briscoe-1w, Blaney +105, Truex +68, Harvick -68 https://t.co/msn5M7mK09
Kyle Larson, the Cup Series defending champion, gained 37 points after finishing the race in P14. He currently sits fifth in the points table with 616 points.
With Bell’s victory, NASCAR has seen 14 different drivers, including five multiple race winners – Ross Chastain, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, and Chase Elliott – in the first 20 Cup Series races of the 2022 season.
Where do NASCAR drivers stand in the points table after Ambetter 301
Here is the updated list of NASCAR drivers in the Cup Series standings after the first 20 races:
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Chase Elliott – 734Ross Chastain – 667Ryan Blaney – 656Martin Truex Jr – 619Kyle Larson – 616Kyle Busch – 594Joey Logano – 582Christopher Bell – 570Kevin Harvick – 551William Byron – 536Alex Bowman- 510Aric Almirola – 490Austin Cindric – 489Kurt Busch – 485Daniel Suárez – 479Tyler Reddick – 474Chase Briscoe – 465Erik Jones – 465Denny Hamlin – 441Austin Dillon – 421Michael McDowell – 415Justin Haley – 391Bubba Wallace – 389Chris Buescher – 380Ricky Stenhouse Jr – 348Cole Custer – 333Harrison Burton – 319Ty Dillon – 314Brad Keselowski – 296Todd Gilliland – 296Corey Lajoie – 227Cody Ware – 155David Ragan – 61Joey Hand – 44Greg Biffle – 24Jacques Villeneuve – 15Boris Said – 11Kyle Tilley – 7AJ Allmendinger – 0
Catch the drivers and teams again at the Pocono Raceway on July 24, 2022.
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