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Logano’s No. 22 Nascar Ford Gets Payback To Win Darlington 2022: Video

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Nascar Ford Mustang, got a little payback on the penultimate lap at Darlington Raceway on Sunday when he rammed the back of William Byron’s No. 24 Chevy Camaro ZL1 while making the pass that ultimately won the race.

Logano’s No. 22 Mustang started on the pole, and he led for much of the race. Byron’s No. 24 Chevy showed speed all day long as well, and he held down the lead as the race went green after a caution on Lap 268. He and Logano in the No. 22 Mustang got close together entering Turn 2, however, and Logano was forced into the wall, earning a “Darlington stripe” as Byron’s No. 24 Camaro cruised by on the inside.

Logano gathered up his No. 22 Mustang and sent it after Byron’s No. 24 Camaro, clearly frustrated with the Chevy driver’s move. Then, on the second-to-last lap, Logano saw a chance to get him back. He threw the nose of the No. 22 Mustang into the rear bumper of Byron’s No. 24 Nascar Chevy. Byron shot up the track, opening the door for Logano to pass him for the lead. Just one lap later, he was crowned victor.

“Yeah, you’re not going to put me in the wall and not get anything back,” Logano explained after the race. “That’s how that works. Man, super proud of the Shell-Pennzoil team, getting a victory here in Darlington. You know what it’s like – I’ve never won here in a Cup race before.”

Logano’s No. 22 Nascar Ford looked a little different at Darlington than his typical paint scheme. He ran a special livery reminiscent of his first-ever race car, a quarter midget he raced in 1995.

“So proud of this race team. Great execution all day long. I’ll tell you what, the coolest thing is getting this car into Victory Lane. This is the car where it all started for me back in ’95 in a quarter midget,” he said. “Really, honestly, all the young kids racing out there right now – this could be you.”

Byron, understandably, had a different perspective on the race. “[Logano and I] were really close off of [Turn] 2, and I think it spooked him and got him tight, and he was right against the wall, and I got the lead,” Byron explained of the restart that gave him the lead. “He’s just an idiot. He does this stuff all the time.

“Yeah, he’s just a moron,” Byron went on. “He can’t win a race, so he does it that way.”

Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Chevy finished second to Logano, followed by the No. 31 Camaro of Justin Haley. Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang took home fourth, and Chase Elliott’s No. 9 Camaro crossed the line in fifth in a backup car after wrecking in practice. Byron’s No. 24 Camaro scored 13th.

Nascar Cup Series Results, Darlington Raceway, May 8, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 293 107 Ford Mustang
2 10 8 Tyler Reddick 3CHI Chevrolet 293 10 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 29 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
4 35 4 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chasing a Cure Ford 293 1 Ford Mustang
5 34 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 3 20 Christopher Bell SiriusXM Toyota 293 3 Toyota TRD Camry
7 16 34 Michael McDowell Navage Nasal Care Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
8 26 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/Nature Valley Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 14 3 Austin Dillon Huk Performance Fishing Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 20 99 Daniel Suarez Coca-Cola Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 12 10 Aric Almirola Haas Automation/Smithfield Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
12 21 42 Ty Dillon Petty GMS Chevrolet 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 9 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 293 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 25 21 Harrison Burton # DEX Imaging Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
15 27 38 Todd Gilliland # Black's Tire Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
16 18 17 Chris Buescher Socios.com Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
17 7 12 Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
18 19 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Libman Ford 293 0 Ford Mustang
19 31 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 293 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 13 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 293 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 22 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 292 42 Toyota TRD Camry
22 33 77 Landon Cassill(i) Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 292 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 32 15 JJ Yeley(i) Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford 288 1 Ford Mustang
24 4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 263 28 Ford Mustang
25 11 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 262 1 Ford Mustang
26 28 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 260 0 Ford Mustang
27 17 23 Bubba Wallace MoneyLion Toyota 260 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 6 45 Kurt Busch McDonald's Throwback Toyota 260 0 Toyota TRD Camry
29 15 48 Alex Bowman Ally Throwback Chevrolet 255 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 8 1 Ross Chastain Coca-Cola Chevrolet 194 26 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 24 16 Daniel Hemric(i) AGI by Athletic Greens Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 36 78 BJ McLeod Ford 184 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 167 19 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 23 6 Brad Keselowski Socios.com Ford 166 0 Ford Mustang
35 30 7 Corey LaJoie Stacking Pennies Chevrolet 152 0 Ford Mustang
36 2 5 Kyle Larson Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 112 30 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. rene.fernandez

    Hey could you guys post pictures of the Pace Car Mach 1, please!!!

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